Too hot to cook? This Southwest Chicken Pasta is the perfect dinner solution!
On super warm days, the last thing that I want to do is cooking over a hot stove when it’s 100 degrees outside.
This recipe is easy to throw together in a matter of minutes and to make it even easier and you could use a rotisserie chicken if you don’t want to cook any chicken!
Add whatever vegetables your family likes to make this the perfect meal.
Our family likes to take the southwest spin on things and top it off with avocado, bell peppers, corn, cilantro lime ranch, and fresh limes.
Want even more recipe ideas that use already made chicken ?! Try these 45 Cold Chicken Recipes (Best Leftover Chicken Ideas)!
What could I replace the mayo with?
If you are not a mayo fan, don’t stress it. You could also make this recipe using plain Greek yogurt, or even a little ranch dressing.
You could also use a little bit of sour cream, but we wouldn’t recommend fully switching out the mayo for sour cream.
Related Recipe: In the mood for more Southwest flavor? Try this Southwest Chicken Salad!
What other noodles could I use for this recipe?
This recipe calls for rotini pasta, however, you could use any pasta you have on hand. Here are a few other pastas we recommend:
Really any pasta you have on hand will work great. We just found it’s easiest for little eaters to stab the rotini pasta, with their forks.
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