Monday, January 26, 2015

Southwestern Chicken Pasta

Some nights I don't have much time to toss dinner together, and this is a recipe that comes together in less than 20 minutes.  It was a big hit with the boys.

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. butter
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups egg noodles
1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
8 oz. Mexican style Velveeta
1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with jalapenos, drained
6 oz. grilled chicken breast strips

Saute onion and garlic in butter in a large skillet.  Meanwhile, cook egg noodles according to instructions and drain.  Once onion and garlic are softened, add Velveeta.  Cook on low heat until melted, stir in black beans, tomatoes, and chicken strips.  Heat through.  Add noodles and toss to coat.  Enjoy!


Readers, what are your go-to dinner recipes when you are pressed for time?

28 comments:

Cat said...

Eggs or pancakes

TexWisGirl said...

i don't really do recipes. my 'go to' is usually something made out of a rotisserie chicken that i bought at the store. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This sounds so yummy!

Ginny said...

It looks wonderful!!! My go-to really fast recipes are SO boring! Grilled cheese fancied up, scrambled eggs, spanish rice, omelets with different fillings, rice dishes.

Jacquelineand.... said...

This looks both delicious and quick; guess what I'll be trying!

Linda E said...

I dont cook, so my go to is peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Your recipe and picture looks go tho!

April Lou said...

I usually make a grilled cheese and add tomato and jalapeño with some sort of soup! My husband loves anything southwestern. Bet he'd like this.

Buttons said...

Oh that sounds good Lisa. Lately it has been canned soup:( not the best but ready:) Hug B

M.E. Masterson said...

looks really yummy. will have to try...

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We never really need to rush, being retired!!! Hubby is intolerant to eggs, dairy, yeast. I've given up on many recipes, too!

Angie said...

My go to is some type of pasta dish

Gail Dixon said...

Thank you! This looks amazing and relatively simple.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That sounds like a perfect meal to us!
love
tweedles

Gingi Freeman said...

Mmmm, this sounds so good! Thanks for sharing! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Montanagirl said...

Looks yummy - I think I'd probably like that!

bas said...

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Kerri Farley said...

YUM!

Gauri Kulkarni said...

The pasta looks nice :)

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Seems like something Livie would LOVE, because it has cheese, LOL.

Our quick go-to is usually homemade pizzas, which we ate last night. We usually use one of those pre-made pizza crusts (or occasionally the raw dough that comes in a "biscuit can" if we have a bit more time), get some sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings, and in just about 12 minutes (including prep and baking time) we've got dinner.

Endah Murniyati said...

Looks so simple but yummy! I want to try it

Michelle said...

That sounds delish! Thanks for sharing!

A Quiet Corner said...

While I would love that, Honey doesn't care for anything Mexican-ish. He's such a dud sometime...LOL!...:)JP

Small Kucing said...

this recipe certainly comes in handy.

Terra Heck said...

That looks amazingly delicious! I'll have to try it sometime.

Tanya Breese said...

it's always a bonus when it is kid approved!

mail4rosey said...

I like that you put Jalepeno Peppers in the recipe! Nice touch!

Michael Manning said...

A Safeway grocery Apple Walnut Salad with roasted chicken from Costco. Not very creative, I know, but good for you! :)

alissa apel said...

This does sound good. I make fried chicken. For some reason that goes fast for me.