Throw this Mexican Chicken Pasta together in no time for a weeknight dinner with a kick!
I love when recipes only call for a few ingredients. It makes an easy recipe seem just plain ridiculous. SIX ingredients? Really? OK, let’s do this! I told you in my baked meatballs post that I haven’t done a good job of planning meals this week, and this one is no different. Instead of scrounging around my house this time, I was at Target and needed to buy ingredients for dinner. Pasta sounded good, so I grabbed a box of whole wheat rotini. Canned tomatoes were right next door, so I picked up a big can of Rotel tomatoes and this Mexican Chicken Pasta was born.
Sometimes you really don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a delicious meal, and it’s great to have a recipe you can remember when you are standing in the grocery store wondering what on Earth to buy for dinner. I hope this will be one of those recipes for you!
6-Ingredient Mexican Chicken Pasta
You only need a few ingredients to make a flavorful and easy pasta dinner!
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 14 oz. bite-sized pasta
- 16 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast diced
- seasoned salt
- 28 oz. canned tomatoes with diced green chiles drained (substitute diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil if you don’t want a spicy meal)
- 8 oz. monterey jack cheese cut into 1/2” cubes
- 8 green onions sliced thin
Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, and drain.
Meanwhile, spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Add diced chicken, sprinkle with salt, and stir fry until cooked through. Add tomatoes, and bring to a simmer.
Stir in cooked pasta, cubed cheese, and green onions, leaving a few pinches of green onions for garnish. Heat and stir until cheese is melted. Allow to stand off heat for 5-10 minutes to allow sauce to thicken. Serve topped with remaining green onions.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: Mexican
This is the best pasta recipe I’ve ever had. I could eat this a couple times a week!
Wow! Thank you so much, Susan!
This mexican pasta looks wonderful Andi and love that it’s so easy to put together! Hope you have a great weekend and wonderful holiday week with your family :)
Thank you, Kelly! I hope you have a very nice Christmas and Happy New Year!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
I love this mexican pasta dish, such great flavor! Can’t wait to enjoy this for dinner!
Thank you so much, Pamela!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
This looks great, Andi! I love easy recipes like this. Pinned! Have a great weekend and a lovely holiday. :)
Thank you so much, Julie! This one was good, but it’s really spicy! That’s easy to change just by using different tomatoes though. We all need quick recipes especially this time of year, right? Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you can come back tonight for Saturday Night Fever :) Merry Christmas!