Southwest Chicken Chili Mac….Skillet Style
It’s time for chili night! Break out your old cast iron skillet, dinner is about to be served :) This is a flavorful chicken chili seasoned with beautiful southwest ingredients along with some fun wagon wheel pasta. My boys went nuts for this dish. Top with a little sour cream and enjoy!
To speed up the process, purchase a rotisserie chicken and shred about 2 cups. Save the rest for another dinner.
Here’s your line up, nice and easy. Forgot to add a can of white beans.
Boil your pasta :) How fun is wagon wheel pasta?!
Run your pasta under cool water to stop cooking.
I used a rotisserie chicken and shredded it, about 2 cups. Use whatever chicken you’d like.
I like to finish my chili mac with some fresh cilantro. However, if you are not a fan, this could be left out.
A nice teaspoon of this Ranch seasoning adds nice flavor to your chili. Give it a try
Saute your onions and sweet peppers. I get a nice big bag of sweet peppers from Costco. They are really mild and great in about everything.
Saute for a good 5 minutes then add your minced garlic and stir.
Add your shredded chicken.
Add your diced tomatoes, chicken broth and corn.
Then add your white beans and wagon wheel noodles.
This will be the kids favorite part
Time for the seasonings. Here you have chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and Ranch seasoning.
Add those seasonings and cilantro, simmer for 15 minutes and enjoy!
Southwest Chicken Chili Mac…Skillet Style
1 cup finely chopped white onion
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet peppers (or bell peppers)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
1o ounce can Rotel diced tomatoes, mild
1 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup corn, fresh or canned
1/2 cup white beans, drained and rinsed
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dry Ranch seasoning from packet
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cool water to stop cooking. Heat oil in 9 inch deep cast iron skillet. Add onions and peppers, cook stirring until softened about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook stirring for 1 minute. Add chicken, tomatoes, broth, corn, beans, 1 cup wagon wheel pasta, chili powder, cumin, Ranch seasoning and cilantro. Stir until well combined. Reduce heat to low and simmer until ready to serve.