I love tacos, from the traditional kind you find on the streets of Mexico to the crunchy ground-beef-filled tacos topped with sour cream you find in American homes. I just love tacos, period. In the recipe below, we make an awesome taco pasta casserole. It’s loaded with chicken and taco spices all smothered together with gooey cheese!
We start the recipe by cooking chicken on both sides in a hot pan, then adding onions and garlic and cooking until tender. Taco seasoning goes into the pan next, and all the spices bloom for another minute or two. Taco sauce and water then deglaze the pan, and everything simmers together.
We shred the chicken right in the sauce, and mix it with pasta and cheese. Into the oven it goes, and in no time we have an awesome meal the whole family will love!
SHREDDED CHICKEN TACO PASTA CASSEROLE
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
½ onion, small diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 1-ounce packets taco seasoning
1½ cups taco sauce
½ cup water
1 8-ounce pack Mexican cheese blend
1 pound penne pasta, cooked according to package
To serve (optional):
Chopped fresh cilantro
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