Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad is bursting with flavor, super easy, and sure to please! Make it as indulgent or healthy as you’d like, you can’t go wrong!

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad is bursting with flavor, super easy, and sure to please! Make it as indulgent or healthy as you'd like, you can't go wrong! Loaded with corn, beans, taco spiced chicken, onion, cilantro, and cheese. YES PLEASE!

I feel strongly that every person should have one killer pasta salad recipe in their repertoire. One they can bring to every bbq and be KNOWN FOR! My friend Allyson has one that I’ve tried to get the recipe out of her for years…and she just won’t budge. I don’t blame her, it’s that good! So since I’m fending for myself and trying to make a name for myself in the BBQ side dish world, this Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad is just the thing. Quick and easy to throw together, just BURSTING with flavor, and sure to please. You will be the king or queen of any party with this awesome pasta salad, trust me!

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad is bursting with flavor, super easy, and sure to please! Make it as indulgent or healthy as you'd like, you can't go wrong! Loaded with corn, beans, taco spiced chicken, onion, cilantro, and cheese. YES PLEASE! Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad is bursting with flavor, super easy, and sure to please! Make it as indulgent or healthy as you'd like, you can't go wrong! Loaded with corn, beans, taco spiced chicken, onion, cilantro, and cheese. YES PLEASE!

This Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad wouldn’t be complete without my fave ingredients from Old El Paso. OF COURSE! Their Taco Seasoning is my jam in so many recipes, and their Red Enchilada Sauce is my favorite way to add some subtle and creamy spice to any recipe. Not too spicy, but a little flavor goes a long way. Perfection. Tex Mex at its finest! (And easiest)

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad is bursting with flavor, super easy, and sure to please! Make it as indulgent or healthy as you'd like, you can't go wrong! Loaded with corn, beans, taco spiced chicken, onion, cilantro, and cheese. YES PLEASE! Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad is bursting with flavor, super easy, and sure to please! Make it as indulgent or healthy as you'd like, you can't go wrong! Loaded with corn, beans, taco spiced chicken, onion, cilantro, and cheese. YES PLEASE!

This Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad is loaded with everything that makes enchiladas a favorite; chicken, corn, beans, cilantro, CHEESE, sour cream, and just the right amount of spice. You can make it healthier by subbing Greek Yogurt for the sour cream and either using less cheese or omitting it completely. You can make it spicier (YES PLEASE!) by adding chopped jalapeños and just a dash of hot sauce. Fun! Make it how you like it, make it your own! You’re going to be remembered for this pasta salad after all!

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad is bursting with flavor, super easy, and sure to please! Make it as indulgent or healthy as you'd like, you can't go wrong! Loaded with corn, beans, taco spiced chicken, onion, cilantro, and cheese. YES PLEASE!

Enjoy!!!

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken enchiladas, pasta salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 352 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad is bursting with flavor, super easy, and sure to please! Make it as indulgent or healthy as you'd like, you can't go wrong!

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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces bowtie pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ ounce Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • ¾ cup Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce
  • ½ cup sour cream***
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 11 ounce can Mexican Corn, fully drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, fully drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional add-ins: 1/4 cup chopped jalapeños 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • More sour cream and cilantro for garnish
  • ***to make this healthier sub Greek yogurt for the sour cream and leave out the cheese!

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of 5-6 quarts salted water to a boil.
  2. Add in the pasta and cook for 15 minutes, or until pasta is al dente.
  3. Meanwhile, coat each chicken breast with the taco seasoning, liberally on each side.
  4. Add the olive oil to a nonstick skillet and heat over medium/high heat. Add in the chicken and cook for 7-10 minutes on each side, depending on thickness, until chicken is cooked through. Cut with a knife to make sure the chicken is fully cooked. When cooked, cut into strips and set aside.
  5. When pasta is cooked, drain in a colander and place in a large bowl.
  6. Mix in the remaining ingredients: enchilada sauce, sour cream, lime juice, corns, bean, cilantro, onion, cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Lastly stir in the chicken.
  7. Top with more sour cream and cilantro.
  8. Serve cold or hot, enjoy!
  9. ***to make spicier, add in the optional jalapeños and hot sauce. To make it healthier, sub Greek yogurt for the sour cream and leave out the cheese!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Enchilada Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 483mg 20%
Potassium 277mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 10.1%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 12.4%
Iron 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Susie Gall
Sounds and looks amazing, Bec!! I need to make this as soon as things settle down😄😄
Cookin Canuck
I am actually salivating over this recipe. First of all, pasta salad is one of my faves. And then you go and add enchilada flavors to it. Love it!
Sandi (@fearless_dining)
This looks like such a fun idea for a busy school night. Can't wait to try it on my family.
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
Pass the plate!! DANG, that looks soooo good, I want a massive serving of it now!
cakespy
This is a mashup of the most delicious proportions. Sounds like the perfect dish for Labor Day!
Debra A Attinella
What a hearty meal and I love all the flavors going on!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
This pasta salad looks great! Can't wait to try it!
Justine | Cooking and Beer
Ahhh! This looks so delicious! Definitely saving this one to try!
Jen @ The Weary Chef
Great shots! You are making me hungry! It looks sooo good!
Malinda @ Countryside Cravings
This really does look like a pasta dish people will be remembering you by!! I'm drooling just looking at the pics!!
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