Pasta and Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole, photo by Fernanda AlvarezPhoto by Fernanda Alvarez

Pasta and Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 8 people
This jalapeño popper chicken casserole, its creamy, yummy and the perfect meal for the entire family.

Turn your traditional pasta dish into a party of flavors. This jalapeño popper chicken casserole is a perfect dish to share with family, and it is very easy to whip up.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fussilli pasta cooked as directed in the package
  • 2 cups chorizo cooked until brown and crispy
  • cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 jalapeños

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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot with water to boil and cook pasta as directed; once ready, drain and set aside.
  2. Bring a large nonstick pan to medium heat, add butter and cook chorizo, until browned and crispy, around 6 minutes. Once ready take out of the pan and reserve.
  3. Add onion and garlic to the chorizo grease and cook until soft and a slight color change. Sprinkle flour, stir and cook one more minute.
  4. Whisk in chicken broth and milk, add cream cheese and stir until melted, add jalapeños and chicken with chorizo.
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