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Mexican Chicken Penne for Kids Recipe

Mexican Chicken Penne for Kids Recipe

This hearty pasta dinner is packed with flavor, chicken, veggies and cheese. It's also creamy, colorful, quick and available in a version kids will wolf down!—Marti Gutwein, Rensselaer, Indiana

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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/4 cups salsa con queso dip
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, dip, milk and salt.
  • 2. Drain pasta; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and toss to coat. Heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 438 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 617 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein.