Chicken and Salsa Pasta

25 Mar 2015

Chicken and Salsa Pasta

Chicken and Salsa Pasta


I have been buying SO much salsa lately.

Is it normal to want to eat salsa and tortilla chips all day long? Or is this my teenage self making an appearance again?



Chicken and Salsa Pasta


So when it comes down to dinner, my teenage self is wanting some pasta. Because pasta = less time cooking = more time studying (aka: watching Netflix).

But when you have only been buying salsa all week long, you are going to want to put it into your dinner, right? We want to avoid the situation where we look in the back of our fridge and see a half empty jar of salsa that must have gone bad weeks ago.  Please tell me I'm not the only one..


Chicken and Salsa Pasta


This might be one of the easiest meals I have made all week. I have even added a 30 Minute Meal tag on this post because these are the meals I love. Ones that come together so quickly that you don't need to spend your day planning and making the dinner. As long as you have all of the ingredients you are good to go!


Chicken and Salsa Pasta


I think my next step in life is to give up the chips and salsa and actually make myself decent meals.

And if I can't manage that, I should at the very least learn to make my own salsa. I think it's time for me to add that to my ever growing to-male list.


Chicken and Salsa Pasta


Chicken and Salsa Pasta
printable recipe


What you'll need:

  • 2 cups fusilli pasta, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups hot and chunky salsa
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 large red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese


Directions

  1. Cook the pasta as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil on a skillet on medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for around 3-5 minutes. Mix in salsa, corn and peppers. Bring to a boil. Simmer on medium-low heat for around 10 minutes or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain the pasta. Add the chicken mixture to the pasta. Mix in cheese. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand 1 minute or until the cheese is melted.

Adapted from All Recipes



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14 comments:

  1. Salsa pasta? Geeenius! Sometimes I use salsa as dressing on salads, SO good, plus you can use salsa in so many different things, I mean... why not?! This looks and sounds fantastic! I love when you go savoury :) x

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  2. everything goes so well together and looks super yummy!

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  3. what a great combination,one pot meal..looks yumm :)

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  4. Haha, I go through salsa faster than just about any other food at my house too! I tell myself that it's made of all vegetables, so I can have as much as I want! :) I love this pasta dish--looks delicious--a must make!!

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  5. I've had pasta on the brain lately - but with salsa? Absolutely brilliant!

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  6. Absolutely have used salsa as a pinch-hitting pasta sauce before. You dressed it up in this meal so well with the other ingredients, looks like a good quick healthy meal for midterms or any time!

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  7. Now why didn't I think of mixing salsa with pasta? And yeah, you ought to make your own salsa one of these days :)

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  8. I totally love the idea of mixing salsa into pasta! Easiest sauce ever.

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  10. I consider myself a refrigerator cook. I always throw together what I have. This looks like one of those recipes and I love it!

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  11. This looks amazing! I love salsa and I always have that sucky situation with the out of date half-empty jar haha :)

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  12. Love the idea of salsa pasta! This looks amazing!

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  13. Never thought of using salsa for pasta. Thanks :)

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  14. I like chicken, salsa and pasta. This is going on my to do list.

    Old Fat Guy

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