Fast & Fresh

Cheesy Tex-Mex-Style Chicken Pasta

with cheddar-jack and poblano

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 oz. Fully Cooked Seasoned Diced Chicken Breast
  • Info
    8 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
  • 1 Lime
  • 3 oz. Diced Poblano
  • Info
    2 oz. Shredded Cheddar-Jack Cheese
  • Info
    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • Info
    1 oz. Sour Cream
  • ½ oz. Tortilla Strips
  • 1 tsp. Taco Seasoning
Contains: FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Blue No. 2, and FD&C Red No. 40
Food intolerance information

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    580
  • Carbohydrates
    52g
  • Fat
    23g
  • Protein
    39g
  • Sodium
    1680mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Baking Sheet

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Microwave Instructions

    Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Halve lime. Drain chicken and pat dry.

    Combine poblanos (use less if spice-averse), a pinch of salt, and 1 tsp. olive oil in provided tray.

    Cover tray with a damp paper towel. Microwave covered until poblanos are tender, 3-4 minutes.

    Carefully remove from microwave. Add pasta, dollops of cream cheese, chicken, half the shredded cheese (reserve remaining for garnish), taco seasoning, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 2 Tbsp. water. Cream cheese will melt as meal heats.

    Cover tray with a damp paper towel. Microwave again covered until heated through, 2-4 minutes.

    Carefully remove from microwave. Stir in juice of one lime half, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 2 Tbsp. water until creamy. If too thick, add additional water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

    To serve, garnish with remaining shredded cheese, tortilla strips, and sour cream. Bon appétit!

  2. 2

    Oven Instructions

    Turn oven on to 375 degrees. Let preheat, at least 10 minutes. Make sure to use conventional oven setting, not convection. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Halve lime. Drain chicken and pat dry.

    Combine poblanos (use less if spice-averse), a pinch of salt, and 1 tsp. olive oil in provided tray.

    Place tray on a baking sheet. Bake uncovered in hot oven until poblanos are tender, 10-12 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven. Add pasta, chicken, half the shredded cheese (reserve remaining for garnish), taco seasoning, and 1/4 tsp. salt and stir to combine. Top evenly with dollops of cream cheese. Cream cheese will melt as meal heats.

    Cover tray with foil. Place tray on a baking sheet. Bake again covered in hot oven until heated through, 15-20 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven. Stir in juice of one lime half, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 2 Tbsp. water until creamy. If too thick, add additional water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

    To serve, garnish with remaining shredded cheese, tortilla strips, and sour cream. Bon appétit!

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