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Quick One-Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Bake

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Classic chicken Afredo penne meets zesty Southwestern flavors in this One-Pan Southwestern Alfredo Bake.
Quick One-Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Bake

Classic chicken Afredo penne meets zesty Southwestern flavors in this One-Pan Southwestern Alfredo Bake. Creamy Alfredo sauce gets a spicy makeover with taco seasoning, corn, beans, and Monterey Jack cheese for a cheesy Tex-Mex feast!

Quick One-Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Bake

Ingredients For Southwest Chicken Alftedo Bake

  • Penne pasta
  • Whole kernel corn
  • Black beans
  • Shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Alfredo sauce
  • Taco seasoning
  • Cumin
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Shredded Cheddar

How To Make One-Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Bake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F, and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook the penne pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain and reserve.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, black beans, whole kernel corn, taco seasoning, cumin, red pepper flakes, shredded chicken, and tomatoes.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish and top with the shredded cheeses.

Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes, removing the foil after 20 minutes.

Quick One-Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Bake

Quick One-Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Bake

What’s The Best Way To Reheat Leftovers?

The best way is to do it in the microwave. To make sure the leftovers are moist, add a splash or water, chicken broth, milk, or extra Alfredo before reheating them.

Can I Prepare This Dish Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you can. Assemble the dish, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for a few hours before baking it. Add 10 more minutes to the baking time is baking it cold.

Quick One-Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Bake

Quick One-Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Bake

Quick One-Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Bake

Classic chicken Afredo penne meets zesty Southwestern flavors in this One-Pan Southwestern Alfredo Bake.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 SERVINGS
Calories: 535kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large pot
  • 9x13-inch baking dish
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 12 oz penne pasta
  • 8 oz whole kernel corn, drained
  • 8 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 16 oz jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • tbsps taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F, and spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook the penne pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain and reserve.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, black beans, whole kernel corn, taco seasoning, cumin, red pepper flakes, shredded chicken, and tomatoes.
  • Spoon the mixture into the baking dish and top with the shredded cheeses.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes, removing the foil after 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 6mg

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Prevent The Pasta From Becoming Dry?

When mixing all ingredients make sure there is enough sauce and the mixture is not too dry. If you feel it is a little dry, add a bit of chicken broth to thin out the sauce.

Can I Make This Dish Spicier Or Milder?

If you want to make it spicier, add chopped jalapenos or hot sauce to the mixture. If you want to make it milder, don’t add the red pepper flakes.

What Are Some Good Cheese Alternatives If I Can’t Find Monterey Jack Or Cheddar?

You can use any melty cheese like mozzarella, Colby, or pepper jack.

Can I Use Canned Chicken?

Rotisserie chicken adds more flavor to the dish, but you can definitely use canned chicken for your convenience. Remember to drain it before adding it to the mixture.

What If I Don’t Have An Oven?

You cook it in the microwave instead of using the oven. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish, sprinkle the cheeses on top, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture is hot and the cheeses are melted.

Can I Add More Vegetables To This Dish?

Yes, you can add onions, spinach, and chopped bell peppers to the mixture before baking the casserole.

Quick One-Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Bake

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