Chicken Taco Pasta Skillet

A delicious and easy one-pan recipe - this mexican chicken taco pasta skillet will feed the whole fam!

Course Entree
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Chicken Taco Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 319 kcal
Author Holly Sander


For the Skillet:

  • 12 ounces alfresco Mild Mexican Style Chicken Sausage
  • 8 ounces cooked penne pasta
  • 1 sweet pepper chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 1/3 cups salsa
  • 1/2 cup water (more if needed)
  • 6 ounces Shredded Mexican or Cheddar Cheese + plus 2 ounces for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Toppings: Cilantro, Green onions, Sour Cream, Salsa, Pico de gallo, Shredded Cheese

For The Taco Seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoons powdered garlic
  • 1 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. First, if you didn’t purchase precooked pasta go ahead and get the water boiling, add a tablespoon of salt and cook pasta according to the to the package instructions for al dente doneness.

  2. Next, add a tablespoon of olive oil to a medium sized skillet over medium high heat. Add your onion and pepper and saute for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute 1 more minute.
  3. Now, stir in the taco seasoning, chicken sausage and the water. Saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. This will allow the flavors to marry.

  4. Finally, add the salsa and pasta and fold it all together. Saute it for 2 more minutes and mix in the cheese and fresh cilantro.
  5. Garnish with whatever taco toppings you like… sour cream, more cheese or salsa, cilantro, and green onions and enjoy!