Mexican Chicken Pasta
In this Mexican Chicken Pasta, sliced chicken breast is cooked in Mexican spices, with bell peppers and green chiles, and then smothered in a creamy sauce made with Cheddar and Mozzarella cheeses and spices! You’ll love this easy-to-make comfort food!
I am a huge fan of pasta and Mexican cuisine. So, I decided to combine these 2 food passions of mine into one and make this Mexican-style chicken pasta! It’s so unbelievably good! It’s like eating a chicken taco or a chicken burrito but instead, you’re eating it like pasta.
If you want a delicious dish packed with Mexican-style flavors – this super easy pasta recipe is for you!
How to make Mexican chicken pasta
Start by cooking sliced chicken breast with spices (cumin, chili powder), adding and cooking sliced bell peppers and canned green chiles in a large skillet:
Then, add cooked pasta to the same skillet:
Mix everything in:
Finally, add Cheddar and Mozzarella cheeses, heavy cream, and milk, and cook until the sauce is smooth and creamy:
Enjoy this delicious, creamy, Mexican-style pasta:
Mexican Chicken Pasta
Mexican Chicken Pasta with bell peppers and green chiles, in a creamy Cheddar Mozzarella sauce. Easy Southwestern recipe.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon cumin divided
- 1 tablespoon chili powder divided
- ½ teaspoon salt divided
- 2 bell peppers of different colors, or 8 small bell peppers, cleaned and sliced
- 4 oz green chiles diced
- 8 oz pasta fettuccine
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- ⅔ cup milk
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
Slice chicken into small bites. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add chicken slices and immediately add half of cumin, half of chili powder and half the amount of salt. Cook for several minutes on high heat, constantly turning, until the chicken is completely cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
To the same skillet, add sliced bell peppers. Cook for a couple of minutes until they soften. Add diced green chiles. Add back cooked chicken to the skillet.
In the meantime, cook pasta according to package instructions, drain.
Add cooked and drained pasta to the skillet with the chicken and vegetables.
Add heavy cream and milk, bring to boil. Immediately add cheese (cheddar and mozzarella) and mix until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Reduce heat to simmer.
Add the remaining half of the spices, and mix to combine. Adjust seasonings, and add more salt, cumin, and chili powder, if needed.