Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Was in the mood to be creative last night. LOL This what I came up with and my family LOVED it. It is quite hot for me anyway LOL I served it with a Pepper cornbread.You can switch up the cheeses to suit your taste. I added the juice from the chipoltes a teaspoon at a time until I got the heat I wanted , ended up using it all LOL

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In the 1/2 cup hot water soak the sundried tomatoes until soft, discard water and chop the tomatoes. Chop all other ingredients and shred the cheese.
  2. Cook elbow pasta , drain and set aside.While pasta is cooking heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a LARGE skillet and brown chicken until no longer pink and it has a golden colour, remove from pan add extra oil if needed and saute the celery, garlic and onion.
  3. Once these are softened remove from pan . Melt butter in same pan , scraping up any brown bits, wisk in flour and cumin and cook until it bubbles and gets a bit foamy , slowly wisk in the milk, cook until it thickens add the cheeses EXCEPT the 1/2 cup listed at the bottom of the recipe. Stir until melted over a low heat add the sundried tomatoes and chilpotles cook for a couple minutes for the flavours to meld. Add the liquid from the canned chilpotles a couple teaspoons at a time to suit your taste. Add pasta, chicken, corn and cooked veggies. Mix well .Pour into a large casserole . I used a 2 quart oval casserole.
  4. Top with the crushed nachos and cheese.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

This thing is freaking delicious!!! Couldn't find sun-dried tomatoes, so I ended up cutting some fresh tomatoes for this recipe. Someone in my family can't handle spicy food, so I only added one chipotle pepper from a can into the mixture, then used chipotle chili pepper to make up for the flavor. My family LOVED it! Will make it again!

SharonChen January 09, 2016

Hooo boy we loved this dish! I used a regular tomato and left out the onions, otherwise made as specified. I used the whole can of chipotles with juice and it was nice and spicy but not overly so. Adding celery to a dish like this was surprising to me but it was really good. I think you could replace the chicken with a can of black beans if you wanted to make this meatless. This one's a winner - thanks for sharing your recipe!

loof July 09, 2009

I LOVED this recipe!! I added 1 can each of black beans, dark red kidney beans, garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained. I also added a can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos. I did not add the sun-dried tomatoes as we are not fans. I took it to our neighborhood bonfire last night and it was gone in a flash! Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I will put this in our rotation. Made and reviewed for Zaar Chow Hounds ZWT 5.

Thea May 18, 2009