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Mexican Chicken Penne Recipe

Mexican Chicken Penne Recipe

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


  • 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


  • 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. Top with black beans, tomato, onions and cheese; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 519 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 782mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 31g protein.

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Rosemary Swope User ID: 1654672 228714
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2015

"easy, and yummy! Thank you for sharing this recipe."

carold501 User ID: 6960806 140445
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"Delicious except for the black beans in it. Will make it again omitting the beans and it will be awesome then."

SplitRaindrop User ID: 1812967 141053
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"I made this recipe as is and there was not enough sauce. A friend made it with less pasta and it was excellent. For a box of pasta I would double the sauce."

SisWva User ID: 142780 80363
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"My husband and I both enjoyed the recipe but when making it again I plan to add 1/2 to 1 cup of mild salsa to give it a little more kick."

td92777 User ID: 5389693 91680
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"This was very blah... I did omit the black beans so maybe that hurt it. This reminded me of tuna casserole except with chicken. Certainly edible, but don't think I would make again.

skymom747 User ID: 1717371 110706
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2009

"I made this recipe and my husband and I loved it. The spicy flavors were wonderful. It is definitely a keeper in our house!


cookinkylee User ID: 996023 157244
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2008

"My husband and I love pasta and mexican, so we were really excited to try this dish. Unfortunately I think it looks better than it tastes. We try to cook healthy. Considering the some what high calorie content and lack of flavor, I won't be making it again. Perhaps if you used Ragu Cheese Sauce mixed with enchilada sauce it might taste better and be a bit healthier."

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