Husband asked for this recipe again, after only 1 bite. So simple, I couldn't even believe it?!
This was really good! Filled with flavor and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing, this is going into our permanent rotation!
This is really delicious and thank you so much for the pasta recipe. I made this at school. It was quick and easy! The only thing we changed is adding steamed broccoli. We also made a gluten free/dairy free version. It was the best!
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.
I had two cups of shredded chicken in the fridge I needed to use up. I cooked the chicken and garlic together. I didn't have any half and half so I used beef broth and added a packet of taco seasoning. There wasn't enough sauce so I added another cup of beef broth, a cup of cheddar cheese and only about half of the pasta so I wouldn't use up all the sauce. I didn't add the butter. My family enjoyed it.
What a great way to use the rest of my roasted chicken! I was concerned at first that there wasn't going to be enough taco season but it was just enough but not overpowering. Thanks so much for another family favorite!
I thought this was just great. I did have to make a couple of changes, though. I made 1 1/2 times the sauce and still was only able to use about 2/3 of the cooked pasta or it would have been to dry. I doubled the amount of taco seasoning and used a whole onion I cooked in butter before adding the garlic and chicken. Topped it all off with cheddar/jack blend of cheese. This is a great recipe and all of the family really liked it. I used a miniature corkscrew type pasta. Thanks for this one!
Yummy dish to use leftovers in! I would use more half and half or add in some salsa next time as the sauce wasn't enough for the pasta for us. Thanks, Charmie!
Spring PAC 2008: I made this with leftover chicken and it turned out good!! Next time I will add another 1/2-whole packet of taco seasoning. Note: we also added a can of petite diced tomatoes and a can of mexi-corn to this dish - yum!
Had some leftover chicken meat, so whipped this up pretty easily. Used my own home-made taco seasoning which kept things even more budget-friendly. Halved the recipe for lunch with the two kids, and they LOVED it immensely. We used rotini pasta--very cheerful looking! Photo did not come out as well as my others--sorry!