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One Pot Creamy Salsa Verde and Lime Chicken Pasta is made with pasta, chicken, lime, tomatillo pasta and cheesy goodness! Everything cooks in one pot too.

One Pot Creamy Salsa Verde and Lime Chicken Pasta

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
One Pot Creamy Salsa Verde and Lime Chicken Pasta is a fun twist on a comforting and easy meal. Everything cooks in one pot to yield a creamy pasta dish that your entire family will love!
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  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup salsa verde or tomatillo salsa
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Roth Ultimate Mac & Cheese cheese blend
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • zest from one lime
  • avocado and cilantro, for garnish


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • In a 12" pan or skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and stir until soft, about 3 minutes. Add chicken to pan and cook until brown on both sides. Add uncooked pasta, bell pepper, chicken broth and salsa. Stir then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 22 minutes. Uncover and cook until almost all of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 additional minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cream cheese, shredded cheese, lime juice and lime zest. Stir until cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh avocado chunks and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately.


Serving: 0g, Calories: 675kcal, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 42g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 998mg, Potassium: 888mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1770IU, Vitamin C: 51.8mg, Calcium: 200mg, Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
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