Crockpot Southwest Chicken Pasta

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If you're looking for easy dinner ideas, then this Crockpot Southwest Chicken Pasta recipe is the best meal you can ever make. Chicken casserole recipes are not only delicious but also one of the most practical and quick recipes you can prepare for your family. Everyone will enjoy this flavorsome recipe that has a base of creamy sauce but with a twist of wonderful Mexican flavors to it. In other words, this recipe is like the good old mac and cheese but with chicken and Mexican flavor that will leave an unforgettable taste in your mouth. It is also a great recipe to feed a large crowd because of the taste and budget-friendly factor to it. Add a side of garlic bread or salad to make this meal even more luxurious. How often does one come across quick recipes that are not only easy on the budget but also happen to be a huge crowd pleaser? Save this recipe in your binder because you're going to come back to it again sooner or later. Any leftovers are great for the next two days as long as you store it in an airtight container in the fridge. This cheesy chicken pasta is simply that much delectable!

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When working with chicken, it's important to practice safety methods of handling meat to prevent cross contamination. By handling meat the safe way you can prevent 80 percent of food-borne illnesses. The only way to keep the bacteria out of your kitchen and surroundings is through proper means of cleaning your hands before and after handling food, especially meat. Always refrigerate or freeze meat for later use under all circumstances to prevent salmonella. Types of meat like chicken, pork, and seafood have to be cooked thoroughly to the right temperature to avoid consuming raw meat that can result in food poisoning.

You can make this recipe healthier by using whole wheat, Spelt, Quinoa or gluten free pasta to cut down the calories. Alternately, you can make this recipe in your oven too just in case you don't own a crock-pot. To retain the authentic chicken flavor in this recipe, you can boil the pasta in a low sodium chicken broth in the place of salted water. If you want, you can add spicy sausages or even rotisserie chicken to this wonderful recipe. Different types of cheese like blue or Swiss cheese will go well with this chicken casserole recipe. Customize this recipe the way you want it or the way your guests prefer. Either way, this recipe will be the show stopper.

Thank you to Crystal at the Mrs. Happy Homemaker food blog for sharing this Crockpot Southwest Chicken Pasta recipe with us. For more easy dinner ideas and quick recipes, do visit Crystal’s blog where she shares some of her best chicken casserole recipes. This chicken pasta casserole recipe is a great meal option with a tiny bit of spice and creamy texture to it. Make this mouth-watering pasta recipe today for your family!

Nutrition Facts for: Crockpot Southwest Chicken Pasta From Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Ingredients: Cooked chicken, rotini pasta, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese soup, diced green chilies, salt, pepper, hot sauce, cheddar cheese.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 454, Calories from Fat 160, Total Fat 17.8g 27%, Saturated Fat 9.3g 47%, Cholesterol 127mg 42%, Sodium 1027mg 43%, Potassium 302mg 9%, Carbohydrates 39.3g 13%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 1.3g, Protein 32.4g, Vitamin A 16%, Vitamin C 14%, Calcium 27%, Iron 18%

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