A creamy, cheesy family favorite - this salsa verde mac and cheese recipe is a yummy skillet dinner. From restlesschipotle.com
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Salsa Verde Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe

Tender chicken and rotini pasta combine in a creamy rich cheese sauce flavored with spicy salsa verde. This is a quick and easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pound chicken breast cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 14- ounce can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups salsa verde
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water until done.
  • Drain.
  • Set aside.
  • Season the chicken with salt, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a heavy frying pan.
  • Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is 160F in the center.
  • Remove the chicken from the frying pan and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in the heavy frying pan.
  • Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  • Add the evaporated milk and whisk until smooth and no lumps remain.
  • Simmer, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.
  • Add the cheese and stir until smooth.
  • Add the salsa verde and cumin.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Stir the chicken into the sauce.
  • Finally stir in the La Moderna rotini pasta and the cilantro.
  • Sprinkle with more cilantro before serving.