Mexican chicken pasta

Mexican Chicken Pasta

Mexican Chicken Pasta with bell peppers and green chiles, in a creamy Cheddar Mozzarella sauce.  Easy Southwestern recipe.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 756 kcal
Author Julia


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon cumin divided
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt divided
  • 2 bell peppers of different colors, or 8 small bell peppers, cleaned and sliced
  • 4 oz green chiles diced
  • 8 oz pasta fettuccine
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded


  1. Slice chicken into small bites. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add chicken slices and immediately add half of cumin, half of chili powder and half the amount of salt. Cook for several minutes on high heat, constantly turning, until the chicken is completely cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet.

  2. To the same skillet, add sliced bell peppers. Cook for a couple of minutes until they soften. Add diced green chiles. Add back cooked chicken to the skillet.

  3. In the meantime, cook pasta according to package instructions, drain.

  4. Add cooked and drained pasta to the skillet with the chicken and vegetables. 

  5. Add heavy cream and milk, bring to boil. Immediately add cheese (cheddar and mozzarella) and mix until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Reduce heat to simmer. 

  6. Add the remaining half of the spices, and mix to combine. Adjust seasonings, and add more salt, cumin, and chili powder, if needed.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 756 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 171mg57%
Sodium 853mg37%
Potassium 859mg25%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 3535IU71%
Vitamin C 81mg98%
Calcium 388mg39%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.