Chicken Taco Pasta

Total Time
20 mins
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This is a quick dinner that works great with leftover chicken or turkey!!

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhlie, in a large skillet heat the chicken with the garlic in oive oil for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Stir in the half-and-half, taco seasoning and butter.
  4. Cook until just heated. Season to taste with salt and pepper (none may be required cuz of the taco seasoning.) Add drained, cooked pasta and toss.
  5. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.
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4 5

Husband asked for this recipe again, after only 1 bite. So simple, I couldn't even believe it?!

5 5

This was really good! Filled with flavor and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing, this is going into our permanent rotation!

5 5

Outstanding!There is a restaurant here in Seattle called "Pasta Ya Gotcha" and they serve a dish called "Texas Tijuana Taco Penne". I have tried for years to replicate it and BINGO this is it. I only had about 10 ounces of penne and 2 cups of chicken, but made every thing else as called for (I did add about 1/4 cup more 1/2 & 1/2). It was quick, easy, and delicious. I topped it with some shredded cheddar, diced tomato, and cilantro, as they do at the restaurant. I am going to try it with ground turkey or chicken next time. I can't thank you enough Charmie777 for posting this recipe. I can now make it at home and it is something we all LOVE! In fact DH said it was better than the restaurants'! :D 5/11 I substituted the chicken this time. I browned 3/4 lb extra lean ground beef in step 2 and we loved it even more!! :) So glad I found this recipe because "Pasta Ya Gotcha" closed.