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Creamy Southwest Chicken Alfredo 




Ingredients :
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can Mild Rotel or chopped tomatoes, 2 Tbsp reserved for garnish
  • 8 ounces Penne Pasta, cooked according to package instructions
  • Garnish: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Cilantro Leaves


Instructions :
  1. Pat the chicken dry on both sides with paper towel. 
  2. Sprinkle with taco seasoning on all sides. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. 
  3. Add the seasoned chicken into the Pan and Cook, turning once, until the chicken is completely cooked (about 5 minutes per side). 
  4. Remove the chicken from the Pan, place on plate, cover with foil. Add butter to the pan the chicken cooked in and Melt over medium heat. 
  5. Slowly add the heavy cream, stirring to incorporate all the spices and browned bits left from cooking the chicken. 
  6. Whisk constantly and cook for about 2 minutes. 
  7. Add cheese, rotel (reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish), and stir until thickened and melted cheese. 
  8. Stir in the cooked pasta and reduce heat to low. 
  9. Remove the chicken from the foil-covered plate, sliced lengthwise. 
  10. Place the sliced chicken over pasta and sprinkle with coriander garnish optional to pop colors and reserved rotel. Serve immediately.