Chicken Enchilada Pasta

2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed or shredded (I used can chicken and it worked great!)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
4-ounce can diced green chilies
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 (10-oz) cans green chili enchilada sauce
(I used mild)
2/3 cup red enchilada sauce
(I used mild)
1 can large black olives, cut in half
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
(I used sharp cheddar)
16-20 oz. penne pasta
(Depending on how "saucy" you want the pasta)

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta until tender. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet and add the onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes until onion is translucent. Add the garlic and red pepper and cook for another 2 minutes, until pepper is barely tender. Add the cooked chicken, green chilies, spices, enchilada sauces and olives. Let the sauce simmer for about 8-10 minutes. Add the sour cream and cheese and heat through, until the cheese is melted (but don't boil!). Pour the sauce over the hot pasta. Garnish with extra sour cream, cheese, diced tomatoes, green onions or crushed tortilla chips.

Serving size is 2 cups. Nutritional info per serving:
315 calories
13.1 grams fat
0 g trans fat
40 mg cholesterol
29 g carbs
15.9 g protein


Nae Joan

We had this tonight and it was absolutely amazing. My kids are extremely picky eaters and ate every bite and asked for more. I'm not ashamed to say that I totally stuffed myself silly with this dish. Yummo!