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Southwestern Cheddar Chicken Pasta

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Start with Ultimate Chicken Helper® and serve your family this delicious southwestern skillet for an easy and delicious dinner.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups hot water
1 1/4
cups milk
1
box Ultimate Chicken Helper™ Cheddar broccoli
1
cup frozen corn
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1
large plum (Roma) tomato, seeded, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
small lime, cut into 6 wedges

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, place hot water, milk, seasoning mix and uncooked pasta (from Ultimate Chicken Helper box). Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Stir in frozen corn, black beans and chicken. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 5 to 7 minutes longer or until pasta and vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Stir in creamy Cheddar cheese sauce (from Ultimate Chicken Helper box) until well mixed; stir in tomato and 3 tablespoons of the cilantro. Cook until hot. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, place hot water, milk, seasoning mix and uncooked pasta (from Ultimate Chicken Helper box). Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Stir in frozen corn, black beans and chicken. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 5 to 7 minutes longer or until pasta and vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Stir in creamy Cheddar cheese sauce (from Ultimate Chicken Helper box) until well mixed; stir in tomato and 3 tablespoons of the cilantro. Cook until hot. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

Like it spicy? Add diced green chiles or some finely chopped jalapeño chile to kick up the heat.

Customize! Set out an assortment of favorite toppings, such as sliced green onions, sour cream, chopped avocado and sliced olives.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
750mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
7g
30%
Sugars
4g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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