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Fiesta chicken pasta
June 2, 2008, 11:39 am
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I decided it was about time to post something related to the “good eats” part of my blog title, so here goes:

Fiesta chicken pasta

2 cups rotini pasta
2 chicken breasts, cubed
2 red or green bell peppers, chopped
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Zesty Italian dressing
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Cook pasta according to instructions. In skillet, cook chicken in oil for about 6 minutes. Add peppers, chili powder and dressing. Cook until chicken is cooked through. Stir in salsa and sour cream. Mix in pasta. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

That’s the basic recipe. I made a few alterations, and you could do even more depending on how healthy you want this meal to be.

First of all, you can use fat-free Zesty Italian salad dressing and fat-free sour cream. Seriously, this doesn’t change the taste of the recipe at all, and really cuts down on fat content.

Secondly, you can use whole wheat pasta (it doesn’t have to be rotini, but I don’t think spaghetti-ish pasta would work too well).

Finally, you can go easy on the cheese. When I made it this morning, I was making it to put in tupperware so Christian and I have dinner for the next couple of days. After spooning it into tupperware, I just shredded cheese a little at a time in order to see how much I would need to lightly cover the top of the pasta. I doubled the rest of the recipe, but still only used about 1/2 cup cheese.

I also added some diced jalapenos into the recipe, because I really like spicy foods.

This isn’t a gourmet recipe, but the bite I tasted when it was done was really good, and it seems like it will work well as leftovers.



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Artsy-fartsy pictures are requested.

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