Friday, May 30, 2014

Southwest Chicken Spaghetti


This is a "must make this week" kinda meal!!
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Southwest Chicken Spaghetti


Serves 12

A delicious take on a traditional chicken spaghetti that adds a little southwest flavor to the cheesy goodness.

Prep Time - 15 min

Cook Time - 45 min

Total Time - 1 hr

Ingredients
1 cup Cream of Chicken Soup
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast (3-4 breast filets)
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp chili powder (divided)
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 lb whole wheat spaghetti
16 oz 2% milk Velveeta cheese (cubed)
4 oz green chilies
1 cup salsa Verde
1 tbsp dried cilantro
1/2 cup fat-free milk

Chicken
1.Preheat oven to 350
2.Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray
3.In a small bowl combine 1 tsp. pepper, 1 tbsp. chili powder & 1 tbsp. garlic powder
4.Sprinkle both sides of each chicken breast chicken with seasoning & place in baking dish
5.Cook for 20-25 minutes or until juices run clear
6.Cut into bite size pieces and reserve on a plate

Now for the Pasta
1.Fill large pot with water and bring to a boil
2.Salt the water
3.Cook pasta until desired doneness is reached
4.Drain and return to pasta pot

And now the Cheesy Goodness
1.In a microwave safe bowl combine remaining ingredients
2.Heat in the microwave for 2 minute intervals while stirring until smooth and heated through
3.Add chicken to cheesy mixture and stir
4.Pour over spaghetti and gently toss to combine
5.Serve into bowls and ENJOY!

Optional Toppings
1.grated cheese, fresh chopped cilantro, chili powder or sour cream

Notes
Each serving (about 3/4 cup) is 9 WW+ points
**Calories: 325 Total Fat: 10.6 g Saturated Fat: 5.9 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 52.9 mg
Sodium: 893 mg Total Carbs: 38.8 g Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g Sugars: 5.9 g Protein: 20.8 g

By MJ

Adapted from Bonnie Lehr

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