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5 from 2 votes

One Pot Chicken Enchilada Pasta

This one pot chicken enchilada pasta is simple to make and so delicious! Its full of flavor and has the same great taste as chicken enchiladas, but with pasta noodles instead of all wrapped in a tortilla.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup diced onion (about 1/2 of a small onion)
  • 2 raw large chicken breasts (diced)
  • 1 TBS taco seasoning
  • 1 19 oz or 2 10oz red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz penne noodles (or other short noodle)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Optional Toppings:

  • green onions
  • sliced back olives
  • cilantro


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add olive oil. Add in your garlic and onion and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often till softened.
  • Add in your chicken breasts and cook through.
  • Sprinkle with taco seasoning and stir together.
  • Add in your enchilada sauce, chicken broth, and noodles and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid and cook for another 5 minutes till noodles are soft and sauce is reduced.
  • Add in 1 cup of your cheese and stir into the pasta.
  • Sprinkle top with additional cup of cheese and leave for about 2 or 3 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with your choice of toppings.


If you're not using Barilla® Pronto™Pasta, simmer with lid on for an additional 5 minutes.