Sunday, October 9, 2016

Creamy Chicken Taco Rotini

I am always looking out for some super quick weeknight meals.  And by quick I mean 15 minutes, not 30!

This pasta fits that bill perfectly! You only need a handful of ingredients and while the pasta is cooking you make the sauce which speeds things up even more!

Plus it tastes like a dream‼ Creamy and spicy and wonderful!

What you need,

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tbsp. taco seasoning
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cups rotini pasta (you could use whatever pasta you like!)
2 tbsp. butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1½ cups Rotel
(If you can’t find Rotel combine a can of diced tomatoes with a can of diced green chilies)

Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package instructions… about 12 minutes.
Meanwhile in a large skillet heat the oil over medium high heat.  Season the chopped chicken with the taco season and cook until well browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan place in a bowl and set aside.

Add the butter to the pan and let it melt, and then whisk in the cream.  Cook for 2 minutes until the cream mixture bubbles and starts to thicken.  Add the rotel and cheese and cook until the cheese is melted.

Add the chicken back to the pan.

Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce. Stir to combine, cook for a couple of minutes until the sauce is thickened up a bit.

Serve with a nice green salad on the side.

I LOVED this pasta! It was super quick and really easy with tons of flavor!
You really can’t ask for a better weeknight meal. It came together in 15 minutes.

Sorry the pictures are so terrible, it is so dark by the time I get home from work. I need to rig up a lighting system quick!



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