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Southwest Chicken and Linguine

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Southwest Chicken and Linguine
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Bring the fabulous flavors of Southwest to your dinner table with this no-mess chicken and pasta dish - ready in 20 minutes.

Ingredients

1
package (9 oz) refrigerated linguine
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles or jalapeño chiles, undrained
1
package (9 oz) frozen cooked southwestern-seasoned chicken breast strips, thawed
1
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
1
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, cook tomatoes and chicken over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Stir in fettuccine. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese and avocado.
Tips  

To dice an avocado, cut it in half all around the pit; twist gently to separate halves. Firmly tap the blade into the pit and twist, squeezing the avocado to disengage the pit. With the tip of the blade, score the halves in small crosshatch pattern, cutting just to the peel. Run a small sharp-edged spoon next to the peel, rotating the avocado and squeezing slightly, to release.

Use pepper Jack cheese instead of regular Monterey Jack to add a bit more spice.

Pass a basket of warm flour tortillas and a tray of watermelon wedges.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
110
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
(
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
1120mg
47%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
29g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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