This Green Chile Chicken Pasta is a rich and creamy, spicy and savory Southwest style pasta dish with green chiles, chicken, and corn that makes a delicious weeknight meal or an impressive gourmet dinner.
This Green Chile Chicken Pasta was inspired by a cool restaurant in downtown Austin. My husband, the Gridiron Grub Guru, and I were in town for a blogger convention and tried this restaurant because we had heard other people rave about it, and it was within walking distance of where we were staying.
One of the restaurant’s specialty is a Green Chile Chicken Mac and Cheese pasta bowl. It is a rich and creamy mac and cheese with a Southwestern flair. To me, that is the best kind of comfort food. Whenever I have to travel internationally, when I come home, I crave comfort food, usually with a Southwestern or Texas twist.
I wish I could say that the chef came out and gave me his recipe, but I had no such luck. However, I did not let that deter me. I went ahead and made my own version of their dish, and the result is this Green Chile Chicken Pasta dish.
To make this Green Chile Chicken Pasta, I used La Moderna Golden Harvest Rotini, which is a high-protein pasta. I like La Moderna because it’s pasta has an excellent consistency, texture, and flavor since it uses the highest quality wheat available and is high in protein.
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For the other ingredients for this Green Chile Chicken Pasta, you will need cooked chicken, corn, chopped red and green bell peppers, chopped onion, minced garlic, cheese, cilantro, and of course, green chiles.
If you have the time, you could roast green chile peppers. However, since I need a quick and easy weeknight dinner, I chose to use the canned green chiles to save time.
Start by preparing the La Moderna Rotini Pasta. Then rinse and drain the cooked pasta. Then saute the vegetables, and then start the rich and creamy cheese sauce.
This sauce is awesome! It adds so much rich flavor to the dish.
The final dish of Green Chile Chicken Pasta as prepared makes a lovely presentation. I like to garnish it with chopped cilantro.
This Green Chile Chicken Pasta tastes so delicious that I had to include some extra photos.
This Green Chile Chicken Pasta dish is ready for its close-up now.
It is your turn now. For which occasion will you be making this rich and creamy Green Chile Chicken Pasta?
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- 1 (16-ounce) package La Moderna Rotini Pasta
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
- ½ onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup corn
- 1 can chopped green chiles
- 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 1-1/2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
- Salt & Black Pepper to taste
- Cook the La Moderna Rotini pasta per package directions. Rinse, drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil.
- Add onions, red and bell pepper, corn, and garlic and saute until onions are translucent. Add chicken and green chiles. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add shredded cooked chicken and chicken broth. Add heavy cream and reduce heat.
- Add the La Moderna Rotini and toss.
- Stir in cheese and cilantro.
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