Cheesy Southwest Chicken Skillet

Cheesy Southwest Chicken Skillet

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"Make this 30-minute skillet dinner featuring pasta, chicken, Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy three cheese cooking sauce and Old El Paso® diced green chiles--perfect for southwestern meals."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 405 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 405 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 25.5 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 634 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In 12-inch skillet, heat 3 cups water to boiling; add pasta. Cook 8 to 9 minutes or until pasta is tender; drain and return to skillet.
  2. Add chicken, cooking sauce and chiles; heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with bell pepper, olives and tortilla chips.
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  • For on-hand convenience, purchase a rotisserie chicken, and remove all the meat. Chop and place 2-cup portions in resealable freezer plastic bags. Keep frozen until you need them.
  • Change it up with a different pasta shape like penne or ziti.
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  1. 12 Ratings


This ended up being very good but it needed some help. I cooked two chicken breasts instead of using a rotisserie chicken. I seasoned the chicken with McCormick Southwest Seasoning (a new blend from the gourmet collection). I followed the recipe as indicated but found the dish to be bland. I loved the seasoning that I used in the chicken so I went ahead and added that same seasoning to the pasta dish until it tasted right, probably about 2 teaspoons. I garnished with avocado, tomatoes, chives, red onions and strips of baked corn tortillas.


Good, easy and quick. Used hot diced green chiles in place of regular diced green chiles. Garnished with diced tomatoes.


My family really liked this, it was simple and quick. Didn't change one thing. And didn't have any left at all. I guess this made my family super happy!