One Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet

One Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet, the answer to your EASY WEEKNIGHT MEAL needs! So yum. Made in just minutes, we LOVE THIS SKILLET CHICKEN ALFREDO RECIPE!

One Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet, the answer to your EASY WEEKNIGHT MEAL needs! Loaded with chicken, corn, beans, and more. SO yum.

One Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet, the answer to your EASY WEEKNIGHT MEAL needs! So yum. Made in just minutes, we LOVE THIS SKILLET CHICKEN ALFREDO RECIPE!So, I’m a clumsy person. I’ve always known it but only recently suffered from it. Earlier this month (actually, it was the day the Royals won the World Series), I was reaching for a glass on a top shelf of my kitchen cabinet and I just couldn’t quite reach it. So instead of walking into the next room and grabbing a step stool, I climbed halfway up on the counter. I still had to strain to reach, and ended up falling off the counter and breaking my foot. That story sucks, so let’s just say I broke it in a family dogpile celebrating the Royals…shall we?One Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet, the answer to your EASY WEEKNIGHT MEAL needs! So yum. Made in just minutes, we LOVE THIS SKILLET CHICKEN ALFREDO RECIPE! One Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet, the answer to your EASY WEEKNIGHT MEAL needs! So yum. Made in just minutes, we LOVE THIS SKILLET CHICKEN ALFREDO RECIPE!So yeah. This has been a rough month in the kitchen following the broken foot fiasco of 2015. I’ve needed to find easy meals (even easier than normal) and lots and lots of comfort food. Because let’s face it…I’m a huge baby and don’t handle pain well. So bring on the comfort. Bring on the cheese.

Bring on the ONE PAN SOUTHWEST CHICKEN ALFREDO SKILLET!

One Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet, the answer to your EASY WEEKNIGHT MEAL needs! So yum. Made in just minutes, we LOVE THIS SKILLET CHICKEN ALFREDO RECIPE!Before I broke my foot, I had the awesome opportunity to travel to Iowa with several other bloggers to meet with Iowa Corn Growers Association and learn all about farming in the midwest. What a fun and amazing week. You can read more about what I learned HERE. The passion of the farmers was so overwhelming and I left inspired, full on delicious food, and ready to cook with lots of corn. Well, until I broke my foot, but you get the idea. One Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet, the answer to your EASY WEEKNIGHT MEAL needs! So yum. Made in just minutes, we LOVE THIS SKILLET CHICKEN ALFREDO RECIPE! One Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet, the answer to your EASY WEEKNIGHT MEAL needs! So yum. Made in just minutes, we LOVE THIS SKILLET CHICKEN ALFREDO RECIPE!Corn has so many health benefits, including being a rich source of calories and B vitamins. It’s high in Thiamin, which has been shown to increase brain function. I’m counting on the corn in this Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet to help me remember to GRAB THE STEP STOOL NEXT TIME. My brain function needs some work, obviously.

One Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet, the answer to your EASY WEEKNIGHT MEAL needs! So yum. Made in just minutes, we LOVE THIS SKILLET CHICKEN ALFREDO RECIPE!Click HERE to learn more about the corn grown in Iowa and click HERE to see all the details of my trip to one of America’s finest states. Such a good time with such good people.

Enjoy!

Serves 4

One Pan Southwest Chicken Alfredo Skillet

5 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 ounce (1 packet) taco seasoning
  • 7 ounces (about 1/2 a can) corn, drained and rinsed
  • 7 ounces (about 1/2 a can) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 7 ounces (about 1/2 a can) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded or grated parmesan cheese
  • chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet.
  2. Toss in the chicken cubes and brown each side for about 1-2 minutes. You don't have to cook the chicken completely through, but enough so they are almost cooked.
  3. Add minced garlic to the skillet and continue cooking for another minute.
  4. Pour in the cream, broth, and taco seasoning and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine. Add pasta and bring to a light boil, stirring occasionally.
  5. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and add in corn, beans, and tomatoes. Stir to combine. Cover and allow to cook for about 20 minutes, or until pasta is al dente.
  6. Just before serving, stir in your parmesan cheese and garnish with either chopped cilantro or parsley.
  7. Serve hot. Enjoy!
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Calories
743 cal
Fat
44 g
Carbs
70 g
Protein
18 g


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Malinda Linnebur
Hey we can be clumsy together. I have been known to trip over nothing, fall down stairs and even run into walls. Embarrassing a woman of my age still walking like a toddler! I think I need a big bowl of this awesome one pot meal!!!
    Becky Hardin
    We can totally be clumsy together! Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone :)
Jenny.U
Yikes girl! At least you didn't do it before the trip to Iowa! This dish looks great. I love to add sweet corn to Mexi style dishes. Yum!!
    Becky Hardin
    Thanks Jenny! And I know, I would have had to cancel and I would have been so sad!
Trish - Mom On Timeout
LOVE me a good skillet dinner! I've never been one to turn down Alfredo either :)
Danae @ Recipe Runner
Ugh I'm so sorry about your foot! I'm honestly surprised I haven't broken anything with as clumsy as I can be. I'm in love with this skill alfredo dinner and I love that you added the Southwest spin to it!
Michelle | A Latte Food
I would totally do the same thing--I'm such a klutz! This one pan dish is amazing, by the way!
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
Oh no, you broke your foot?! That is terrible! Earlier this year, I tripped over a computer wire, and cut my nose open right between my eyes and had to go to the ER in the middle of the night. I feel your pain. :( Your chicken skillet looks incredible though! I'll be adding it to the menu plan here!
    Becky Hardin
    Oh my gosh that injury sounds awful! Glad you're okay as well! Ha thanks for stopping by Michelle :)
Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T
Sorry to hear about your foot! That is totally something I would do. I'm always climbing on counters! Although the climbing I'm known for is sitting on my husband's shoulders while he stands on a chair....all to change a lightbulb in the cathedral ceiling. :) We're getting too old for that!!!! This skillet dinner looks so perfect for my family. I think we'd all actually agree on it! :)
    Becky Hardin
    I love cathedral ceilings! Be careful up there hahaha. Thanks for stopping by Julie!
Leah @ Grain Changer
oh my gosh you poor thing! My middle name should be clumsy, but luckily I haven't broken anything.... Yet. This skillet looks INCREDIBLE! I guess great always comes from the bad ;) hope you heal quickly!!
Jenny } Honey and Birch
Oh man, I broke my foot years ago and I remember what a pain (ha) it was. Definitely bring on the comfort food - it'll make all the difference on weeks 6-8!! And this skillet - yuummmm!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
I'm so sorry about your foot!! But your pasta looks really delicious!!
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