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Mexican Chicken Penne

 Mexican Chicken Penne
This hearty pasta meal from Marti Gutwein of Rensselaer, Indiana is packed with flavor, chicken, veggies and cheese. It's also creamy, colorful and quick!
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/4 cups salsa con queso dip
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
  • bowl, combine the chicken, dip, milk and salt.
  • Drain pasta; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and toss to coat.
  • Top with black beans, tomato, onions and cheese; heat through.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 519 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 782 mg sodium, 76 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 31 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.