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This is not the noodle casserole you are used to - it's better. Try our Chicken Sopa Seca recipe for an international twist on the traditional noodle casserole. The blend of flavorful spices, combined with the mozzarella cheese, angel hair pasta and shredded chicken creates the perfect meal to bring to your dinner table.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins
50 mins
8 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish; set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pasta and cook about 5 minutes or until evenly toasted, stirring occasionally. Transfer pasta to a plate and set aside.

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in coriander and cook 1 minute more or until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes, chicken broth, chipotle chile peppers, and oregano. Season with some salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Stir in chicken and reserved pasta; transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Top with cheese and bake 20 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and starts to brown. Serve warm with avocado wedges and additional fresh oregano.


*Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

487 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 60mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 51g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 5g; sugars 5g; protein 27g; vitamin a 583.1IU; vitamin c 10.6mg; thiamin 0.6mg; riboflavin 0.6mg; niacin equivalents 8.9mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 161.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 709mg; potassium 565mg; calcium 151.5mg; iron 3.8mg.