Spicy Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Lasso bold southwestern flavor for this pasta dish with preseasoned frozen chicken strips, canned green chiles, and taco-flavored cheese.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

8
oz. (3 1/2 cups) uncooked bow tie pasta (farfalle)
1
cup mayonnaise
1
(4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
1
(9-oz.) pkg. frozen southwestern-flavored cooked chicken breast strips, thawed, cut into bite-sized pieces
2
medium tomatoes, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded taco-flavored cheese blend
3
medium green onions, sliced (about 1/4 cup)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large serving bowl, combine mayonnaise and green chiles; mix well. Add chicken, tomatoes, bell pepper and cheese.
  • 3 Add cooked pasta to chicken mixture; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. Sprinkle with green onions.
  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large serving bowl, combine mayonnaise and green chiles; mix well. Add chicken, tomatoes, bell pepper and cheese.
  • 3 Add cooked pasta to chicken mixture; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. Sprinkle with green onions.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Look for southwest-seasoned mayonnaise or salsa ranch salad dressing to add extra “kick” to this pasta dish.

Reduce the fat in this recipe by using reduced-fat mayonnaise instead of regular mayonnaise. You’ll save yourself about 19 grams of fat per serving.

If you enjoy your food really hot and spicy, add 1 chopped fresh jalapeño chile.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
655
(
Calories from Fat
380),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
42g
42%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
830mg
830%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
44%;
Vitamin C
54%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.