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Dinner
Apr
7
2019

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake

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

How To Prepare Rigatoni Pasta

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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.

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

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Add cooked pasta back to dutch oven or large bowl.

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Stir in tomatoes with chilies.

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Chicken up next.

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Chicken Taco Seasoning into the pot.

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Sprinkle in the chopped cilantro and give a good stir.

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Pour half into a 9×13 inch baking dish.

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Add a layer of cheese.

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Mmm ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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Gorgeous cheesy goodness.

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The family is going to love this one!

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Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken taco, chicken taco pasta, easy dinner ideas, easy dinner recipes, family friendly dinner, pasta bake, pasta bake recipe, pasta dinners, pasta recipe, rigatoni, rigatoni recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 499 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9ร—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.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 384mg 16%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 13.7%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 42.2%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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    erika says:

    This for very interesting and useful

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    erika says:

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    Zulien says:

    I like your recipe

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    Stephanie says:

    This was awesome! It was quick and my kiddos gobbled it up with a side of veggies.


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