Mexican Chicken Cheesy Penne

Mexican Chicken Cheesy Penne

It’s official y’all, (and I don’t use y’all very often, so you know I mean business 😉 ) my recipe for Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne has officially surpassed my Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers as the most popular recipe of all time on Little Leopard Book!

Mexican Chicken Pasta

What’s not to love, it’s spicy, creamy, quick and easy! That’s why I re-made the LLB classic with a Mexican twist!

Mexican Chicken Cheesy Penne Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning (click for recipe)
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breasts (boil or pressure cook 1 lb of chicken and shred)
  • 8 oz uncooked penne pasta

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the cream cheese, hot sauce and chicken broth together. Add the taco seasoning.

Mexican Chicken Cheesy Penne Pasta

Mix together, then add the sour cream.

Mexican Pasta Cheese Sauce

Add the shredded chicken.

Mexican Chicken Cheese Sauce

Turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

In the meantime, cook the penne pasta in boiling water.

Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the Mexican Chicken Cheesy Sauce.

Mexican Chicken Cheesy Penne Recipe

Toss together, remove from heat and serve.

Mexican Chicken Cheesy Penne Pasta

Top with green onions, red pepper flakes, pickled jalapeños or cilantro for a little extra kick of flavor, spice and color!

Mexican Chicken Pasta

Don’t forget to “pin” this recipe for a quick and simple one-pot dinner that family and friends are sure to love!

Mexican Chicken Cheesy Pasta

This recipe also makes great leftovers…. it may or may not be one of those recipes that I don’t share because I want to eat leftovers of it all week… yeah, it’s that good!

Easy Mexican Chicken Pasta Dish

♣ Vegetarian Option: Omit the chicken.  The spicy, cheesy sauce is so good on its own, you could definitely do it without chicken! Also, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Use gluten-free pasta.

Mexican Chicken Cheesy Penne

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Mexican Chicken Cheesy Penne

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning (click for recipe)
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breasts (boil or pressure cook 1 lb of chicken and shred)
  • 8 oz uncooked penne pasta

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the cream cheese, hot sauce and chicken broth together.
  2. Add the taco seasoning.
  3. Mix together, then add the sour cream.
  4. Add the shredded chicken.
  5. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, cook the penne pasta in boiling water.
  7. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the Mexican Chicken Cheesy Sauce.
  8. Toss together, remove from heat and serve.
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