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Easy Crockpot Mexican Chicken Cheesy No-Cheese Pasta- Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Pull

This is a super easy crockpot Mexican Chicken Cheesy, no-cheese Pasta- A trim healthy mama fuel pull recipe

I had planned on making this a buffalo chicken pasta recipe but changed it last minute. And, let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint! This recipe is so easy and delicious. It was a huge hit with my family. Hubby and sons went back for seconds. The cheese sauce is based off of my fuel pull nacho cheese sauce recipe. The cheesy flavor mostly comes from nutritional yeast,

Not all nutritional yeast is the same.

I love trim healthy mama nutritional yeast and this one from Amazon.

Depending on what you have, you might need to use more than I did. Another option would be dried cheese powder. If you just want to use the original fuel pull nacho cheese sauce recipe, just follow those instructions. I have received a lot of positive feedback from that recipe. I sort of made a quick version with this recipe.

Adjust this recipe as you need for you and your family’s tastes.

We love Mexican food and could eat it just about every day. I always have the seasonings on hand to make diy taco seasoning. If you want to use a packet of taco seasoning, go right ahead. Make this as easy as you need to. My goal is to help people serve great meals in a short amount of time spent in the kitchen. This is definitely one of those recipes.

I used dreamfields pasta, it is hubby approved. But you use what your family will eat. Since it’s a fuel pull as written, you can keep it a fp, or go any direction you want. Add beans and corn. Want an s, use chicken thighs, add cheese, sour cream, and avocado. I love coming up with trim healthy mama fuel pull recipes. We can then make it whatever fuel we need it to be. Here is the fuel pull cilantro lime coleslaw I served with it.

Mexican Chicken Cheesy No-Cheese Pasta

Author Jennifer Overstreet


  • 1 1/2-2 Lb Chicken Breasts (or chicken thighs for an S)
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1 t Salt
  • 1/2 t Pepper
  • 1 t Cumin
  • 2 t Chili Powder
  • 2 t Smoked Paprika
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • 1 t Onion Powder
  • 7 oz Can of Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1/2 C Chicken Broth, especially if using chicken breasts
  • 1/2 Box Pasta
  • 1 C Cottage Cheese (mine was already blended)
  • /2 C Liquid after the chicken has cooked
  • 1/4 C Nutritional Yeast, you might need more
  • 1 t Lemon Juice
  • 1-2 Shakes Cayenne Pepper

Any Desired Toppings


  • Place chicken in crockpot. Drizzle the oil over the chicken. Season with the salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
  • Add canned green chiles and toss. If adding the chicken broth (you don't need it if using chicken thighs).
  • Depending on the size of your meat, cook on low 4-7 hours or high 2-4 hours. Shred. Cook your pasta.
  • If necessary, remove chicken from crockpot so you can get the liquid. We need 1/2 cup for the cheese sauce.
  • Remove all of the liquid from the crockpot and put the chicken back in. Add cooked pasta.
  • Mix together the blended cottage cheese (or blend it all together in a blender), 1/2 cup of cooking liquid, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and cayenne.
  • Pour sauce over pasta and chicken. Stir to combine. Taste. Does it need more spice, more cheese flavor? Add more of what you think it needs. Depending on the strength of your seasonings, you might need a little more of something.
  • Serve as desired.

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