Southwest Chicken Pasta

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by SkinnyMinnie

A quick meal with lots of flavors!!

Top Review by HEP MEP

Loved it ! I used green peppers instead of red, and a jar of medium salsa verde. Turned out great - some heat, but not too much. The cilantro and cheese were the perfect finish. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add 2 1/2 tsp of salt and penne to the boiling water. Cook according to package directions.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken with the remaining 1/2 tsp of salt and the oregano.
  4. Cut the chicken across the short side to create strips.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a wide skillet over high heat.
  6. When the oil is hot, add the chicken.
  7. Spread it out into a single layer.
  8. Then add the sliced peppers.
  9. Cook without stirring for about 5 min - you would like the chicken to brown a little bit. If it seems as if it will burn, stir it.
  10. Add the salsa, stir and cook for about 5 more min or until the chicken is cooked through.
  11. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  12. Stir in the sour cream.
  13. Spoon cooked penne into a serving bowl or onto plates.
  14. Top with the chicken mixture.
  15. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, if desired, and a little of the shredded cheese.

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