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chicken enchilada pasta

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Skillet

  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican American


Dinner in 20 mins? YES, with this chicken enchilada pasta skillet. 8-ingredient spicy chicken chipotle pasta is an EASY, family-approved meal.


  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce

  • 8 oz. fusilli pasta

  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

  • 2 cups chipotle chicken, roughly chopped

  • 1 cup frozen corn 

  • 14.5 oz. can black beans, drained

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 4 green onions


  1. In a large skillet, bring broth and enchilada sauce to a boil.

  2. Add pasta and salt to skillet, stir to combine, and cover. Cook until pasta is just short of al dente, usually about 6-7 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice green onions and prep salad ingredients. Dice tomato, chop avocado, chop cilantro.

  4. Add chicken, corn, and black beans to skillet. Stir in and cook until hot, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.

  5. Serve with green onions, hot sauce if you like, and a green salad on the side.


Get your kids involved! They can: rinse black beans, scoop frozen corn, prep salad.

Salad: Need to simplify? Serve greens with salad dressing!

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