Fusilli Colorado

Fusilli Colorado

From: Family Circle All-Time Favorite Recipes
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Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

Since many Italian and Mexican people call Colorado home, prizewinner Jonathan Elbaum combines popular staples from both cuisines: tomatoes and chipotle chiles.

Per serving: 586 calories, 40 g rotein, 22 g fat, 55 g carbohydrate, 464 mg sodium, 138 mg cholesterol

1 pound fusilli
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (2 pounds total)
1 tablepoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, diced (about 1 cup)
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspon ground cumin
2 canned chipotle chiles, seeded and finely diced
2 medium tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1. Cook fusilli in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water until al dente, firm but tender. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water.

2. Meanwhile, cut chicken into 2 x 1/2 x 1/2-inch strips. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 5 minutes or until it begins to brown. Add onion; cook 3 minutes. Add garlic and cumin. Reduce heat to medium; cook 1 minute.

3. Add chiles, tomatoes, cream, salt and pepper. Lower heat; simmer 5 minutes. Add cilantro.

4. Add pasta to sauce; toss. Stir in reserved pasta water as needed for a creamier consistency. Serve.

Excerpted from Family Circle All-Time Favorite Recipes by Family Circle Copyright© 1999 by Family Circle. Excerpted by permission of Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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