Cheesy Chicken Rotini Recipe
I love to cook. I could spend hours in the kitchen each day. However, the reality is, I don’t have hours to spend cooking. Somedays, I am lucky if I have minutes!
I am always on the lookout for quick, easy recipes as options for the days I don’t have time. My family never notices the difference when I spend 2 hours cooking or a half hour. They really just appreciate that I took the time to cook at all.
Here is a quick and easy – but yummy recipe for those busy week nights. It is also a great recipe to let the kiddos get involved with. It is so simple, that you really cannot mess it up! If you have a picky kiddo, this is a perfect compromise on mac & cheese – getting your veggies in too!
Side note – I think it looked really pretty on my dishes too!
- 1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 cups water
- 3 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
- 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot blend
- 1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL®Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
- 1/2 lb. (8 oz.) VELVEEA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
COOKand stir chicken in large skillet sprayed with Pam®cooking spray on medium-high heat 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
STIRin water. Bring to boil. Add pasta; stir. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
ADDremaining ingredients; stir. Cook, covered, 5 to 7 minutes or until VELVEETA®is completely melted and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
Because this wouldn’t be a recipe on FTM without a few variations – here is how you can kick it up a notch.
- Use fresh garlic when you are cooking your chicken. Just add minced clove. Salt & Pepper to taste.
- Use 1tbsp of Italian Seasoning.
- To give it a little heat – add red pepper flakes.
For a step by step video, click here.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of VELVEETA/RO*TEL. The opinions and text are all mine.