139.2…South-Of-The-Border Chicken & Pasta Skillet

I have picky eaters in my house. For instance, my husbands has more dislikes than likes. I guess that goes for my kids too. My husband really only likes chicken, pasta, Mexican food and similar items that a small child would like.  Therefore, cooking for him can be a bit of a challenge.

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The recipe I made last night for South-of-the-Border Chicken & Pasta Skillet incorporated all the flavors he likes. It is a very child friendly. :)

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South-Of-The-Border Chicken & Pasta Skillet  (Serves 4)

Recipe courtesy: Kraft


2 cups  medium-shaped pasta, uncooked

1lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

1 jar  (16 oz.) salsa

1 pkg.  (10 oz.) frozen corn

4oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, cubed

1/4 tsp.  ground cumin

1 cup  Mexican style  shredded  cheese, divided


Cook pasta as directed on package.

Meanwhile, cook and stir chicken in large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 6 min. or until done. Add next 4 ingredients; mix well. Simmer on medium-low heat 6 min. or until cream cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.

Drain pasta; add to chicken mixture in skillet with 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Simmer 3 min. or until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Top with remaining shredded cheese; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand until cheese is melted.

Printable Recipe

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I, of course, added Cholula hot sauce to mine but you can adjust the spices to your taste.

After dinner was done and everything was cleaned up, I went over to Lisa’s house to watch The Bachelor. My husband made a funny comment before I left. He said, “If our grandparents or great-grandparents saw what we were watching on T.V., they’d be very disappointed.” Very true.

Anyhoo….I love me some Bachelor and love watching it in my friends in Lisa’s theater room. I also loved enjoying some wine and snacks while watching too!

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My breakfast was this morning was almost the same as the day before. This time the yogurt was different: Trader Joe’s vanilla Greek yogurt. I used the last of the Cascadian Farms berry granola. I really need to make more of my own granola soon!

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I took the kids to school, went to the gym for some cardio and came home to shower. I ran some errands and stopped at Jersey Mike’s for lunch. Yes, I’m obsessed.

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I just finished a meeting at the school and am about to pick up the kids. Enjoy your evening!

Do you have picky eaters in your house?