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Spaghetti Twists with Spicy Salsa

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Bottled Italian or "lite"
  • -Italian salad dressing
  • 1 lb Boneless chicken breasts cut
  • -into thin strips
  • 4 ts Finely chopped fresh
  • -cilantro -or-
  • 2 ts Dried cilantro; divided
  • 1/8 ts Plus
  • 1/4 ts Ground cumin; divided
  • 1 md Onion; chopped
  • 8 sm Tomatoes; chopped -or-
  • 1 cn (28-oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cn (4-oz) chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 1/4 ts Hot pepper sauce
  • 12 oz Spaghetti twists or fusilli
  • -pasta; cooked and drained
  • 1 c Finely shredded Monterey
  • -Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • -(about 3 oz = 1 cup)


In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons Italian dressing and cook chicken
with cilantro1 teaspoon fresh or 1/2 teaspoon driedand 1/8 teaspoon
cumin until done. Set aside.

Heat an additional 2 tablespoons Italian dressing and cook onion 3 minutes
or until almost tender.

Add tomatoes, chiles with their liquid, sugar, hot pepper sauce, remaining
1/4 cup Italian dressing and 1/4 teaspoon cumin. Bring mixture to a boil.
Simmer about 20 minutes.

Stir in cooked chicken and remaining cilantro. Heat through.

To serve, spoon sauce over pasta and sprinkle with cheese. Yields about 4


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