One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Because who likes dishes?
One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Philia Kelnhofer

Recipe excerpted from Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People by Philia Kelnhofer

Who wants to be stuck doing tons of dishes? Not me, that’s for sure. With this one-pot recipe you’ll have a wonderful meal on the table in less than 30 minutes and cleanup will be a breeze. Everyone will love this twist on chicken enchiladas by having them as a pasta dish. This is definitely one weeknight dinner to make tonight.

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6
Servings
321
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

For the Chicken Enchilada Pasta

  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Pound chicken breast tenderloins or chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Pinch freshly ground pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) Jar red enchilada sauce
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Pound pasta
  • 1 1/2 Cup Mexican-blend shredded cheese

Directions

For the Chicken Enchilada Pasta

NOTE

A cool trick I learned from my mother is that instead of using a measuring cup for pouring the water into the pot, use the empty sauce jar, which holds 2 cups. That way you’ll get any remnants of the sauce that remain in the jar and save on cleanup.

1. In a large pot with a lid, heat the olive oil over high heat for 1 minute, then add the cubed chicken, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes, until no more pink is visible and the edges start to brown.

2. Pour the enchilada sauce and water into the pot (see note) and then add the pasta. Stir once, then cover with the lid and let cook, covered, for 5 minutes.

3. Remove the lid, stir, then replace the lid and cook for another 8 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the cheese, and serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
131µg
19%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
223mg
22%
Choline, total
31mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
32µg
8%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
40mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
303mg
43%
Selenium, Se
30µg
55%
Sodium, Na
698mg
47%
Water
106g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%