Monday, November 5, 2012

Southwest Chicken Chili Mac

Southwest Chicken Chili Mac
I found this recipe here, it was the perfect meal and reason for me to go out and purchase a seasoned iron skillet. Target had the larger seasoned ones and I am so excited to say WOW the food tastes amazing when cooked in this pan. I just need to find MORE recipe's that call for a iron skillet.
The original link  called for wagon wheel pasta and is what caught my attention, was the cute noodles! I looked at 5 stores and not one carried them, so I settled for the larger noddles and worked great.
8 ounces wagon wheel pasta noodles
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup finely chopped white onion
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet peppers (or bell peppers)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
1o ounce can Rotel diced tomatoes, mild
1 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup corn, fresh or canned
1/2 cup white beans, drained and rinsed
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dry Ranch seasoning from packet
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cool water to stop cooking. Heat oil in 9 inch deep cast iron skillet. Add onions and peppers, cook stirring until softened about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook stirring for 1 minute. Add chicken, tomatoes, broth, corn, beans, 1 cup wagon wheel pasta, chili powder, cumin, Ranch seasoning and cilantro. Stir until well combined. Reduce heat to low and simmer until ready to serve.


  1. new[est] follower. loving this post and your blog! can't wait to keep following along! thanks for linking up! can't wait to try this!

    stop by sometime!

    1. hi!! thank you for stopping and and ty for following, love your blog!

  2. This looks so good! I love finding new recipes (and with this chilly weather, hearty and soupy meals definitely look amazing). So thank you for posting this! It will definitely be something that I cook up for the fiance and I. :)

    1. yay! awesome :) I have TONS more awesome fall/winter foods that I will be posting on a weekly basis! I am on a cooking spree in this household

  3. This looks SO good!! :) Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  4. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about pasta and noodles! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

  5. Thanks for linking up! This looks great :)


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