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


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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; 19 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 60 mg cholesterol; 709 mg sodium. 565 mg potassium; 51 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 27 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 583 IU vitamin a; 11 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 9 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 161 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 151 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
This is flavorful but I think the angel pasta is way too much. I used a 12 oz package and 2 cups shredded chicken. I think 6 oz is plenty then you don't have to search for the chicken. My dinner guests like this casserole and had seconds. But when I make it again I'll add more chicken and less pasta. Also just a suggestion, don't prep this recipe earlier and then bake, because all the liquid will soak into the pasta and be very dry. I did this and ended up adding almost 2 cups broth when it was time to bake.
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5 stars, just delicious, we ate ourselves to the gills---it was so tasty we couldn't stop eating it! Be sure to toast the noodles thoroughly--give it a few more minus if you need to--because that gives it a wonderful toasty flavor. When you put it in the oven you think it needs more liquid, but the top turns out crunchy and the rest turn out just right! Easy to make, but next time I will buy that Barilla spaghetti already broken up for soup, forgot what it's called.