Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A chicken's what?

My sister (AKA Aunt Ju Ju to Wacky Zacky and Zany Janie) and I like to share easy recipes with each other. She teases me that I'm the queen of cool whip and Cream of Mushroom soup. The other day we were talking on the phone and she asked me what we were having for dinner. I told her, "Mexican Chicken Penne." She responded with, "Your having a Mexican Chicken's what?" Despite me being the queen of Cream of Mushroom soup, this yummy Taste of Home recipe does not have that ingredient.

Mexican Chicken Penne

1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 1/4 cups salsa con queso dip
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large tomato, chopped
3 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, dip, milk and salt. Drain pasta; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and toss to coat. Top with black beans, tomato, onions, and cheese; heat through.

Yield: 6 servings.

Zany thought of the day: Do chickens even have pennes?


Anonymous said...

They do, but they call them "nuggets" :)

Sunshyne said...