Cheesy Cajun Chicken Rotel Pasta

Cheesy Cajun Chicken Rotel Pasta

The ultimate in cheesy, rich comfort food.
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  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • Sprinkles of:  garlic powder, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning & red pepper flakes
  • 1 can Rotel, undrained
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green bell pepper
  • Yellow onion
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 32 oz. Velveeta, cubed
  • Rotini, cooked
  • 32 ounces heavy cream
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Shredded Mexican cheese


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  In a 9x13 greased baking dish place chicken thighs.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle with garlic powder, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper.  Mix spices into the chicken by hand.  Bake for 45 minutes.

Dice peppers and onion.  Saute in the butter.  After veggies are soft add cubed Velveeta and heavy cream.  Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning.  Add Rotel. 

Remove chicken from oven and dice.  Add to cheese mixture and combine all. 

Pour cooked pasta into 9x13 dish.  Pour chicken mixture over.  Top with shredded cheese.  Sprinkle with more smoked paprika.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Meals by Desha.  I halved this recipe and had PLENTY for my family of 5.