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  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat non gmo penne pasta
  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 2 - 3 cloves of garlic crushed.
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 2/3 large jar of salsa
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 25mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Cook the penne pasta according to the manufacturer's directions.

Step 2

While the pasta is cooking, prepare the remaining ingredients:

Cut the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.
Slice the peppers into bite sized chunks.
Slice the red or white sweet onion.

Step 3

Stir fry the chicken in a large nonstick pan or wok for 5 minutes turning frequently. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.

Step 4

Add the peppers and continue cooking until they are almost cooked.

Step 5

Add the salsa and continue to stir the meat & vegetable mixture until the salsa is heated through, then remove from heat.

Step 6

Drain the pasta, add the meat mixture and stir to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.

Step 7

Sprinkle the cheeses on top, cover and let stand 2-3 minutes before serving to allow the cheese to melt.


Serve with a side salad or cooked spinach.

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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