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7.19.2012

Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad {Kraft Contest & Virtual BBQ}


   I was thrilled to be asked to participate in a recipe contest hosted by Kraft, using their Philadelphia Cooking Creme! I love their cooking cremes, and have used them in casseroles, baked pastas and side dishes as well. The recipe challenge was to create a delicious BBQ or potluck dish that is served cold. Instantly, my mind went to a pasta salad. Everyone loves pasta salad, right? :)

   Pasta salads are so perfect for Summertime BBQ's! I thought creating one with some Mexican flair would be delish! I chose to use the Original Philadelphia Cooking Creme. I mixed it with a packet of taco seasoning, ranch dressing and added in some cooked chicken, corn, and black beans. I let it chill in the fridge for about 4 hours and then served it at our 4th of July party. It was a big hit! I was hoping to bring home the leftovers, but there wasn't any left!

  *For the contest, I have the chance to win $500 dollars and a year supply of cooking creme if my recipe gets the most comments. If you could take the time to leave me a comment, I would appreciate it so much!


Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad
Recipe by: Holly Lofthouse

1 pound box Bowtie or Farfalle noodles
1 (1 oz) packet Taco Seasoning
2 (10 oz) containers Original Philadelphia Cooking Creme
1 1/2 cups prepared Ranch dressing
2 boneless, skinless Chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 (15 oz) can Black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (10 oz) can Corn, drained
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1/4 cup fresh Cilantro, chopped

Directions:  In a large pot of water, boil noodles according to package directions. Drain water, and then place noodles in a large bowl. To the hot noodles, add the two containers of cooking creme, taco seasoning and ranch dressing. Mix well to combine.

Pour in the black beans, corn, bell pepper and cilantro. Stir gently to combine and then cover tightly with saran wrap. Place in refrigerator and chill for atleast 4-5 hours before serving. Enjoy!






Here are the other contestants and the yummy stuff they made...

Southwest Potato Salad  by Southern Bite
Creamy BLT Cups by Everyday Moms Meals
Creamy Pasta Salad by Basilmomma
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice cream by Getting Freedom
Cheddar Garlic Pretzel Dip by Moms Tool Box
Chocolate Creme Trifle Jars by Chocolate and Carrots
Tomato Basil Pasta Salad by Blessings Overflowing
Chocolate Creme Cheese Raspberry Brownies by Lynns Kitchen Adventures

116 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will be making this for our dinner this weekend....
Great idea....
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Looks TDF!!! Love the colors in it!

Lindsey R said...

Yummmmmmy!!!! Loved it!!!!

nicki caudill said...

Definitely going to try this!

Debbie said...

This looks SO yummy! My favorite kind of flavors...I will be trying this ASAP! :O)

vicki said...

Looks great. What are the ingredients in the cooking creme? Just curious how it differs from cream cheese?

Anonymous said...

Looks very good I am going to try this I love pasta salads Tasha Chaney

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy! I will have to try!

Wilma said...

I can't wait to try this.Will be something new to take camping.Wilma

LadyDy said...

can't wait to try it!!!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm LOVE the mexican flair to it!
Leslie

Anonymous said...

Looks so good!
Lori

Linz said...

Wow!! This recipe looks amazing!! Can't wait to try it! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing! I am trying this one very, very soon!

Layes Landing said...

I've got Philadelphia cream cheese on hand, but no cooking creme. How different is the cooking creme? What's in it?

LISA said...

YUMMY! SOUNDS SO GOOD & REFRESHING.I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT!

Kat said...

That looks so delicious! I now know what we are having for supper tonight. Thanks for another delicious recipe to add to my list of cool dishes to be served when the temps outside reach over 100° outside.

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy and easy!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I love pasta salad. And cream cheese! Good luck with the contest :)

Linge Crew said...

It looks delish!! Thanks for the new recipe! I plan on making it this weekend:)

Holly said...

Thank you for all your comments. PLEASE dont leave comments under 'Anonymous'. If you dont have a blog to link to, you can always post under 'Name/URL' and add your name. Thank you!

Amanda said...

I have put this on the menu for the weekend. Good luck on the contest :0)

Karla said...

Thanks for the great recipe. Good dinner for hot summer days.

Anonymous said...

It looks delicious. I'm going to try it out on my school faculty for our back to school brunch. Thanks

kathy johnson said...

Wow...another great recipe

Holly! This will be on my list for the weekend. Thank you for sharing all the yumminess...your recipes save me many times when I'm in a slump and need dinner inspiration!

Naomi said...

Looks DELISH!! Will definitely try it!

Robin said...

Now I know what I'm bringing to a potluck this weekend!

Jaclyn said...

Looks amazing! I love your blog Life as a Lofthouse! Thanks for giving me great ideas :))))))

Patti said...

Great salad for the picnic we are having this weekend.
YUMMY

Roberta said...

Looks delicious! Excited for my fam to try it

Regina R. said...

looks amazing, good luck i love your blog

Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds wonderful!! Will for sure try it! You are amazing!

Linda Medina said...

I've been kvetching over what to take to our congregation's women's retreat since we're only suppose to bring a salad to share. I think this is the perfect thing to take! Thanks for posting it!

Anonymous said...

DELISH!!! My family LOVED this!! We are making it for our family reunion!!
Tiffany Ringwood

Heather said...

OMG, That looks Amazing! I will try it very soon! Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

What a great combo of ingredients!! So yummy!!!

KATIE said...

THE FLAVORS SOUND LIKE A GOOD CHANGE.

TiffPHOTO said...

Yummy recipe!!1 My husband is HOOKED!!! Thanks friend!

Jeannie & Cregg said...

Holly, this was so delicious. Would have never thought to add all these amazing ingredients! You will surely win!!!! YUMMY!

Aimee Abel Cottam said...

Thanks for sharing!! DELICIOUS!!! Been loving your blog!!

Victoria said...

amazing recipe! love the photos and love philadelphia!

Judith said...

This looks great - I will definitely try it!

Patty OrdoƱez said...

Looks great and so easy to make! I will sure try it this weekend!

Tammy said...

This looks wonderful, can't wait to try it my kids will love it.

Kindi said...

Looks super yummy! Can't wait to try it!

Mandy said...

Yummy! Good luck to you : )

Levi; Lacy said...

This looks awesome!!!!! Can't wait to try it out!

Anonymous said...

Looks great, I can't wait to try it!!! I bet my picky two year old will even give it a try!

summer c said...

everything looks so good and going to try a recipe tonight :)

Kayla said...

This sounds FANTASTIC!!! I'm pinning this to make in the future!! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

This looks so good! I was looking for a recipe to bring to my son's cub scout cook out. This sounds perfect!

Anonymous said...

This looks AMAZING!! Can't wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

Kerry said...

Yum, I'm gonna try this!

april said...

Looks easy enough that even I could make it. Thanks for all the great recipes!

Tarinelli said...

This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it.

BONNIE said...

The flavor combination sounds great. Can't wait to try it.Love your blog!!

Sally Johnson said...

This looks fantastic!! I can't wait to try it. I have tried Holly's recipes & have been treated to an extra ordinary taste.I like recipes that are simple & easy.

Anonymous said...

Looks good

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said...

I love all of these flavors and you can never go wrong with pasta salad - YUM!

Ellen B Cookery said...

This looks really good! I wish we had these creams available in Canada. (Our FDA takes far too long on approving food ... I remember having to drive across the boarder just to get 0 fat cream cheese).

Angie said...

Ack! I was just trying to find a good pasta salad recipe for my boss's cookout this weekend. Perfect, thank you so much!!

Hope you win the contest!

Angie
everafteralways.blogspot.com

Gooch Family said...

Looks so delicious! I will have to give it a try!

Kate = said...

Look great!

Lisa said...

Looks yummy! Making this today.

Anonymous said...

Definately will try it soon!

Lisa Howard said...

Looks good, I will have to try it!

Levi said...

Cant wait to try

Andrea said...

I wish I was eating this right now! I have absolutely LOVED every recipe of yours I have tried, you have never steered me wrong! I have been wanting to try this product, can't wait to make it tonight!

Hannah said...

This looks like a yummy recipe!

Erica Lesnow said...

This one won my vote! It looks fantastic!!!

Heather W. said...

Looks DELISH!

Anonymous said...

great idea!!!

Anonymous said...

yummy!

yummychunklet said...

Delicious looking post as always! Good luck!

Annette said...

Your food and recipes are amazing!! Thanks

Ginger Sorensen said...

I am going to try this! Looks so good!

Dean said...

I am gonna ask my wife to whip this up to go with my BBQ chicken tomorrow. Sounds so good!

39RatRodGuy said...

I pick this recipe, now I just need to get my wife to make it for our bbq this weekend!
-Todd-

39RatRodGuy said...

I pick this recipe, now I just need to get my wife to make it for our bbq this weekend!
-Todd-

Sarah E. said...

That looks absolutely delicious!! :)

Had to pin to share

Anonymous said...

Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Wow....looks wonderful. I'll have to give this a try!

Mary Anne and Matt said...

Looks Yummy! I love your recipes!

JJ said...

Can't wait to try it :-)

Jenn said...

This sounds like an amazing pasta salad! I think it sounds so good that I could even eat it as a main meal!

Jocelyn said...

The first thing I think of when going to a BBQ is pasta salad...then my mind goes to dessert:-) What a yummy looking salad...those cream cheeses are awesome!!!

Jami Hansen said...

It looks so good! I need some new recipes for pasta salads cause I love them. I will have to make it & try it! Thanks!! =)

Mippy said...

I commented on a few recipes in the contest but this one is MY FAVE in the contest so please count this as my vote. So many yummy ingredients. Thank you! :D

Aimee said...

Good luck girl, this looks amazing!!!!

Casey said...

This sounds like a delicious dish. A lot of flavor.....

Janice said...

Makes me hungry :) looks wonderful

Rachel said...

Great idea! I'm gonna try it :)

Kim Frank said...

Looks lovely! You rock Hol!

Kari said...

Holly this recipe sounds fantastic! My favorite thing about is the addition of chicken so it has the option of being a complete dish, nice for he summer. I will definitely be tring this out. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great!!

Marisha said...

Yum!!!! This looks de-lish! Can't wait to make it! :)

YaYa Nix said...

This looks wonderful - I will definitely be giving it a try

BrookeMillett said...

Love all of your yummy stuff, can't wait to try it.

Laura N said...

I have been wanting to try one of your recipes..this will go perfect with the carne asada tomorrow. YUM!!

Britney said...

I think Im your 100th comment!! U deserve to win. Your dish kills the others. We are all voting for you Holly. Rock on!!

amy beth marantino said...

your recipe is lovely. i hope that you win.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to make this!! I have everything on hand!! I Love that about your recipes!

kellisretrokitchenarts said...

This looks so good! I keep wondering what I can make with these cremes. Thanks for making it easy - I love taking pasta salad for lunch at work and this will fit the bill very nicely!

love2dine said...

Mmm it looks so delicious!

Janelle said...

how exciting!!! this looks delicious! i will def b trying this summer!! hope you win!

Linda said...

Holly it looks delicious - I hope you win!

Maria said...

Good luck! I am definitely going to be trying this recipe!

Amber W said...

Looks delish! Can't wait to try this weekend.

Lori said...

This looks delicious! I am going to try it this week-end.

Anonymous said...

This gets my vote. It looks and sounds yummy!

kym said...

Look delicious!!

kym said...

Look delicious!!

Jess A. said...

Looks Delish!!!! I love almost anything with the name Fiesta in it :) Can't wait to try it at my house.

The Mechams said...

This pasta salad looks awesome! Can't wait to try it. :)

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Eric Parker said...

Thanks for sharing delicious chicken pasta recipe with us. My family and friend loved it. We never tried it.