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Southwest Chicken Chili Mac

This delicious Southwest Chicken Chili Mac is easy to make in a skillet and perfect for picky eaters! It's a healthy chicken pasta dish for the whole family!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Southwestern
Keyword chicken chili, chicken chili recipe, chicken pasta dish, chicken pasta recipe, chili mac, chili mac and cheese, chili mac recipe, easy chicken pasta recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 261kcal
Author Jenny


  • Skillet
  • Stove
  • Dutch Oven or large pot
  • can opener
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing spoon
  • strainer for pasta


  • 8 oz wagon wheel pasta noodles
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet peppers or bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 10 oz 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 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dry ranch seasoning from packet
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped


  • 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.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 931IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg