Lee Harrelson
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 6

You can use almost any shape of pasta in this recipe, but my family is very partial to bow-ties. I usually buy them at the dollar store, which is where I can get them the cheapest.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook, stirring, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and continue to cook until chicken is just cooked through. Stir in flour; slowly pour in milk and broth, stirring constantly. Add salsa and cream cheese and stir until sauce is hot and bubbling and cream cheese is melted and smooth.

Step 3

Add drained pasta to skillet; stir until pasta is coated with sauce and everything is well combined. Serve immediately.

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Ratings & Reviews

ThomasMcGuigan's Review

August 10, 2013
This has potential. I added some peas, corn, and mushrooms. I now think some sun dried tomatoes and broccoli crowns would have been good in it as we'll. nevertheless, the base recipe needs some help. In the end, it was pretty good and now I know what I would do if I make it again.

seaside725's Review

March 09, 2013
This was a quick and easy weekday meal. I also used low fat cream cheese, chicken broth and milk. It was still creamy and tasty.

lperejma's Review

December 26, 2012
Good and easy to make with on-hand minimal ingredients.

osequin's Review

August 31, 2012
This was so good and easy! I didn't use chicken and chopped the garlic. It came together very well and had plenty of flavor!

srmorris942's Review

December 05, 2011
Loved it. Didn't have salsa on hand so substituted a can of Rotel and added extra garlic to our liking.

Josephine's Review

September 26, 2011
Very good . Made some changes due to fat and salt restrictions.I used low fat cream cheese and fat free milk with a little creamer. I didn't have salsa so I used pico de gallo. Add some mexican spices. Very tasty and creamy. Will make again.

jrdrylie's Review

July 26, 2011

SteelGirl's Review

April 16, 2011
So-so. The only "mexican" thing about it is the salsa. Was okay but probably won't make again.

steponme's Review

March 12, 2011
I have to agree with Denise, this just didn't have enough flavor depth and I didn't like the way the sauce dried & thickened a few minutes after cooking.

TinaT3's Review

March 02, 2011
This is absolutly very good. The children will love this also. It's a great family night recipe, I did add spinich to this but I believe broccoli would be better for children and adults that don't like spinich. GREAT!