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Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

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This Chicken Rigatoni Bake is the perfect quick fix dinner that everyone loves. Great flavors, simple ingredients.
Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you family friendly Mexican style recipes.  I always love creating weeknight dinners, because I know how crazy weekdays can get while the kids are in school with all of their activities.  This is a great one you can even whip up in advance and bake when you need it.

Cheesy goodness packed with great Mexican flavors.  Love this one.  Hope you enjoy!

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

5 ingredients are all you’ll need to make this simple dinner recipe.  Seriously!  I used Old El Paso’s Chicken Taco Seasoning.  That’s the only seasoning you need for the whole recipe.

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

I used some rigatoni noodles, any small pasta noodle will do.

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Add cooked pasta back to dutch oven or large bowl.

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Stir in tomatoes with chilies.

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Add chicken.

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Add Chicken Taco Seasoning.

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Add chopped cilantro and give a good stir.

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Pour half into a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Add a layer of cheese.

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Mmm 🙂

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Top with remaining pasta, top with more cheese and time to bake!

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Gorgeous cheesy goodness.

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

The family is going to love this one!

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake


Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

Chicken Taco Rigatoni BakePrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 35 min


  • 1 pound dry rigatoni pasta
  • two 10 ounce cans diced tomatoes with chilies, mild
  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Chicken Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar and mozzarella mixed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta according to package direction, drain and transfer back to pot. Add diced tomatoes, chicken, taco seasoning and cilantro. Mix to combine. Transfer half to baking dish. Top with a layer of cheese then layer with remaining pasta. Top with the rest of the cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and hot. Remove and serve warm.

Makes 8 Servings

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Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

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    Medeja says:

    yummy! Looks like a really satisfying dish!

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    Maria says:

    Great weeknight meal!

  4. 4

    I know my family would love to come home to this dish after a long day!

  5. 5

    Great back to school dinner!

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    Matt says:

    The perfect easy weeknight dinner for the family!

  7. 7

    I love your quick fix dinner jenny!

  8. 8

    This is so great after a busy day!

  9. 9

    This looks soooo good! I love how easy and quick it is!

  10. 10

    I love the simplicity of this deliciousness!!! Come to mama!

  11. 11

    The perfect weeknight meal!! Looks so delicious!

  12. 12

    My family would love that pasta!!! That cheesy pull in the first shot has me craving pasta!!!

  13. 13

    You always have the best quick, weeknight meals. I can’t wait to give this one a try!

  14. 14

    This recipe combines so many of my favorite flavors and foods at once and I NEED to try it!

  15. 15

    This recipe is my favorite comfortable food and it`s just incredibly easy! And if there is something perfect in the world, it`s a combination of pasta, tomatoes and cheese!

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