Monday, February 15, 2010

Enchilada and Pasta?! What?!?!

Have you ever heard of this craziness? Well, if not - you have to give it a try! I never would have thought of this combination, but it was wonderful. Thanks Melanie for an awesome recipe!!!
Chicken Enchilada Pasta

2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed or shredded
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
4-ounce can diced green chilies
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 (10-oz) cans green chili enchilada sauce (I used mild)
2/3 cup red enchilada sauce (I used mild)
1 can large black olives, cut in half (I omitted this)
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar)
16-20 oz. penne pasta (Depending on how "saucy" you want the pasta)

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta until tender. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet and add the onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes until onion is translucent. Add the garlic and red pepper and cook for another 2 minutes, until pepper is barely tender. Add the cooked chicken, green chilies, spices, enchilada sauces and olives. Let the sauce simmer for about 8-10 minutes. Add the sour cream and cheese and heat through, until the cheese is melted (but don't boil!). Pour the sauce over the hot pasta. Garnish with extra sour cream, cheese, diced tomatoes, green onions or crushed tortilla chips.


Tara said...

this has been on my list for some time now...maybe I'll make it this week since Steven will be out of town!! ;0)

Lisa said...

I went to the kitchen and started pulling the ingredients out to make this -- yum! I'll either modify the recipe to use what I have, or make a quick trip to the store.

Thank you!!

Monica H said...

I can see how this would be good but I never would have thought of this either.

Kim said...

I am all over this pasta dish. It sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing.

Katy ~ said...

Oh, this sounds very yummy!

Love a good spicy pasta recipe, so different from my usual pasta with red sauce.

Thank you for this delicious post.

Kathy said...

Thanks ladies - you'll have to let me know how it turns out if you decide to make it!

April Westerhold said...

This sounds fantastic. I think my family will like it. I have a food blog also so when I make it, I will definitely point people in your direction! Thanks, April BTW, mine is

Kathy said...

Thanks April! Glad you stopped by. I'm heading over to your blog right now :O)