Cheesy, smoky and delicious, chicken penne is a great comfort meal with a Cholula® Chipotle Hot Sauce twist.
Ingredients Servings 4 8 24 48 80 100 Serves 4 4 cups Penne Pasta, cooked 12 oz Chicken Breast, grilled, 1/4" bias cut 2 cups Queso Fresco, crumbled 1 cup Crushed Tomatoes, canned 1 cup Cholula® Chipotle Hot Sauce 1 cup Poblano Peppers, roasted, sliced 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil 1 tbsp Kosher Salt 1 tbsp McCormick Culinary ® Garlic, Minced 2 tsps McCormick Culinary ® Oregano Leaves, Mexican Style 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded Procedure Prep Set oven to 375°F. In a bowl combine pasta, chicken, queso fresco, crushed tomatoes, Cholula®, poblanos, oil, salt, garlic, and oregano. Mix together until ingredients are evenly distributed.
Transfer to a hotel pan, top with mozzarella cheese, bake until cheese is melted and casserole has an internal temperature of 165°F.
Cool completely and cut into desired portions. Hold refrigerated for service. Service Set oven to 375°F. For each serving, bake-off one portion of pre-baked pasta. Bake until warmed through and cheese is golden brown. Serve hot with desired accompaniments. CHEF’s TIP!
This dish can easily be plated in individual casserole dishes instead of a hotel pan and baked off for service.
Recipe type: Pasta and Rice