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Spicy Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta Salad

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Spicy Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta Salad
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 5
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Lasso bold southwestern flavor for this pasta dish with preseasoned frozen chicken strips, canned green chiles, and taco-flavored cheese.

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)

Directions

  • 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.
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.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
655
(
Calories from Fat
380
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
42g
65%
(
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
)
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
830mg
35%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
26g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
44%
44%
Vitamin C
54%
54%
Calcium
12%
12%
Iron
18%
18%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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