Cheesy Southwest Chicken Skillet

Cheesy Southwest Chicken Skillet


"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."


30 m servings 405 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • 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.


  • 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 ...

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!

This was a good, quick and easy meal that would be great on a weeknight. I used penne pasta because that is what I had on hand. Since I didn't have taco flavored cheese I used shredded cheddar...

It was ok - but really bland, and I think it needs a bit of a healthy improvement. I added in a bag of frozen spinach, and spiced it up with some Hot Shot (a black and red pepper blend). I thi...

The cheese sauce made the pasta taste sour.

Very easy to make. I ended up using ground turkey instead, because when I went to the store the rotisserie chickens had another hour to cook so I said forget that. I browned the turkey in a skil...

DELICIOUS and so easy to make, especially for a weeknight dinner. Will definitely be making this one again!!

Made this with ground turkey instead of chicken. Thought the flavor was OK...a bit bland...but easy and quick weeknight meal.