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Salsa and Chicken Fettuccine | Taste and Tell

Do you know what is hard to do when you are pregnant?  Menu planning.

Seriously…  I sat down the other day to write some recipes, make a menu plan, and write out a grocery list.  This wasn’t a month-long list or anything – just a week worth of food and groceries.  Do you want to know how long it took me?

I started at about 9:30am.  I got home from the grocery store that night at 6:30.  And that’s pretty much all that I did that day.  I did have to take time to feed the kids lunch, but really.  All. Day. Long.  And just to think – I get to do it again this week!!

Salsa and Chicken Fettuccine | Taste and Tell

What I need more of in my life for the next 3ish months are recipes like this one.  Only a few ingredients.  Only 30 minutes.  A delicious and satisfying dinner.

I actually made this months ago, but am just now getting around to writing about it.  And I don’t know what has taken me so long, because this dinner was so easy and such a family favorite that I know that it will be back on the menu in the future.  Especially as we get closer to baby day.  And in the months that follow.  (I’m still not quite sure how I’m going to handle 3 kids, 3 and under – I’m in for a wild ride!!)

So take a hint from me and add this Salsa and Chicken Fettuccine to your next menu plan.  You won’t regret it!

Salsa and Chicken Fettuccine
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An easy weeknight meal, this Italian & Mexican fusion is ready in 30 minutes!
Serves: 4 servings
  • ½ pound fettuccine
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup cooked, chopped chicken
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente; drain and return to pot.
  2. In a small pot, combine the salsa, sour cream and parmesan. Cook over medium heat until hot. Pour the hot sauce over the cooked fettuccine and stir until coated. Add in the chicken and stir to combine. Serve topped with cilantro.

Like this recipe?  Check out these other great versions of fettuccine:

Zucchini Fettuccine from cinda b
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Cranberry Fettuccine Tomato Cream Sauce with Shrimps and Scallops from I Just Love My Apron
Chicken Fettuccine with Pesto Cream Sauce from Handle the Heat

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40 Responses to Salsa and Chicken Fettuccine

  1. This does look easy with only a few ingredients! I love the addition of salsa – helps kick it up a notch but keeps it simple. YUM!

  2. Rosa says:

    I am a big fn of fettucine. This dish looks delicious!



  3. Kalyn says:

    Sounds easy and tasty!

  4. carrian says:

    Oh pasta, I’ve missed you. Why haven’t I made you in so long?
    Sure love ya friend, great recipe!

  5. I love recipes like this- not too many ingredients but tasty! Pregnancy does all sorts of weird things to the brain. 🙂

  6. My boyfriend right there. Yep.

  7. 30 minute recipes are so needed! I get way too tired to cook on a busy work day. Oh and it takes me a month to post about stuff too. Sometimes things just get pushed to the bottom without us even knowing!

  8. Cassie says:

    I am not even pregnant and I have a hard time menu planning. This meal is perfect for when I fall behind, I love the flavors and simplicity!

  9. easy and delicious! i love meals like that esp. when my brain is blank 😉

  10. Yum, I love an easy weeknight meal! Looks so good Deborah!

  11. You would think that I would enjoy meal planning but I don’t at all. Trying to organize all the recipes I have to make for jobs, with trying to use up things I have on hand, plus reviewing what is on sale, what I have coupons for, what I need for the home besides groceries, thinking of our schedule for the week and when I’ll have time to make what before it goes bad and then the actual dread of dealing with the grocery store (long lines, not enough parking, sold out of what I need), uh I hate it! But I do love simple meals like this to make the whole process of planning and cooking easier! : )

  12. I love how easy this is and how delicious it sounds!

  13. Love your use of salsa here!

  14. Kristy says:

    Sometimes my lists take me that long too…only I don’t have pregnancy to blame anymore. Lol. This looks like a great dish that would be a hit in my family too.

  15. Chels R. says:

    It is so funny that I just happened to read this post now, right after I wrote my weekly menu post, lol! I’m having the exact same problem this week. Grace is gone camping till Friday *tear* and nothing sounds good to eat. So I threw the white flag and didn’t write a menu. I mean, I’ll put together a few things, but, the menu for the week, is kind of out the window for the week.

    • Deborah says:

      @Chels R., it makes it even harder to make a menu plan when the whole family isn’t there!! I should have thrown in the white flag… I may have to do that this week, though. I don’t know if I can handle a whole day of menu plannign again!

  16. Shellina says:

    Oh my word. I just made this, (literally ate it 5 minutes ago), and it was great! I won’t lie, most “this is super easy AND yummy” recipes are bogus- but this one was wonderfully simple and deliciously enjoyable to eat. Love love love.

  17. Joanne says:

    I’ve been finding it really hard to menu plan lately also…maybe it’s the heat? I need more dishes like this also!

  18. I’m all for 30 minute meals and minimal grocery planning, too. This looks so zippy and tasty Deborah!

  19. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    I have given up on taking my kids shopping, but somehow even kid free it still takes me forever. This is my kind of dinner. Simple, fast and good! Adding this to my dinner menu soon.

  20. This looks like a meal the whole family will love. And you really can’t ask for anything simpler.

    Dont’ feel bad – I am not pregnant, and it can take me that long to figure out groceries for a week sometimes 🙂

  21. Tessa says:

    I saw this recipe, saved it, and finally made it the other night. It was okay.. not something that I would make again unfortunately. I did use whole wheat noodles, but I’m not sure if that would change the taste substantially though.

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