One-Pan Chicken Enchilada Pasta

One-Pan Chicken Enchilada Pasta

A few weeks ago, I shared my One-Pan Enchilada Pasta and the comments have been so great! I’ve been dying to make a chicken version, so here it is. Just like the rest of my one-pot meals, this One-Pan Chicken Enchilada Pasta is easy to make and everything cooks in the same pan. Even the pasta! I love creamy white chicken enchiladas, so I combined all the flavors of those in a fantastic one-pot pasta meal. The fire-roasted chiles combined with green enchilada sauce and sour cream is just so delicious! I know your family is going to love this meal. To check out more of my one-pot meals, find them here.

 

One Pan Chicken Enchilada Pasta

 

Let’s get going! Start by sautéing onions and garlic in olive oil. Then add chicken breasts and cook until they start to brown. Add fire-roasted diced green chilies to the pan and continue sautéing for another minute or so.

One Pan Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Add chicken broth, enchilada sauce, and dry, uncooked  pasta to the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover.

One Pan Chicken Enchilada Pasta

 

Let cook covered for 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.

 

One-Pan Chicken Enchilada Pasta

 

If you are in a hurry, stir in shredded cheese and serve! You are done! I like to melt my cheese on top of the pasta, so I prefer to sprinkle the cheese on top and heat it under the broiler, just until starts to melt.

 

 

One-Pan Chicken Enchilada Pasta

One-Pan Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 of medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4oz can of fire-roasted diced green chiles
  • 1 19 oz can of green chile enchilada sauce, medium or mild
  • 1 14oz can of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound of dried, uncooked rotini pasta, about 2 1/2 cups
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 2 cups of freshly shredded monterey jack cheese
  • fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Sautee onions and garlic in olive oil until they start to soften.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Add chicken to pan and cook until it starts to brown.
  4. Add can of green chilies to pan and cook about another minute.
  5. Add enchilada sauce, chicken broth, and pasta to the pan.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low.
  7. Let pan simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes until pasta is tender.
  8. Remove pan from heat and stir in sour cream.
  9. Top with shredded jack cheese. Stir in cheese until melted, or top and heat under broiler until melted. Just a minute or so.
  10. Optional - Sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro.
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If you like this recipe, you may also like some of my recent favorites:

Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna

One Pan Chicken Alfredo

One-Pan Chicken Alfredo

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Comments

  1. One-pot meals are the best! I can’t get over how creamy and luscious this dish looks. It will definitely be added to our meal plan!

  2. Talk about an outstanding week night meal! Yummy!

  3. Very good and easy meal. My husband is not a big Mexican Food fan but my daughter and I loved it.!! Can’t wait to try another. Also can’t beat the clean up. :-)

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