Rotel ChickenRotini



Inspired by a post the other day. I just changed it up a bit and it is delicious.
16 oz Velveeta
1 can cream of chicken
1 can of milk (use the soup can)
1 can of Rotel
1 box of Rotini noodles
1 lb of chicken
I did my chicken in a skillet. In a separate pot I melted the cheese, soup, milk, and Rotel. Once melted, I mixed it altogether in one pot. So so good!

Creamy Rotel Chicken and Rotini Delight


  • 16 oz Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of milk (use the soup can)
  • 1 can Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies)
  • 1 box Rotini noodles
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cooked and shredded


  1. Cook Rotini Noodles:
    • Cook the Rotini noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare Chicken:
    • In a skillet, cook the chicken until fully cooked. Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  3. Prepare Cheese Sauce:
    • In a large pot, combine the cubed Velveeta cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, and the can of Rotel.
    • Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring continuously until the cheese is fully melted and the ingredients are well combined.
  4. Combine Ingredients:
    • Once the cheese sauce is smooth and creamy, add the cooked and shredded chicken to the pot.
    • Stir in the cooked Rotini noodles, ensuring that the cheese sauce coats the noodles and chicken evenly.
  5. Serve:
    • Allow the mixture to heat through for a few more minutes, ensuring everything is well combined and heated evenly.
    • Serve the creamy Rotel chicken and Rotini delight hot, garnished with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of shredded cheese if desired.

Enjoy your delicious and comforting dish inspired by the original recipe! Feel free to customize it further with your favorite seasonings or additional ingredients

Here are some tips to ensure your Creamy Rotel Chicken and Rotini Delight turns out perfect:

  1. Prep Ingredients in Advance:
    • Chop, shred, and measure all your ingredients before starting. This helps the cooking process go smoothly.
  2. Use Quality Ingredients:
    • Choose high-quality ingredients for the best flavor. Fresh chicken, good-quality Velveeta, and flavorful Rotel can make a significant difference.
  3. Cook Chicken Well:
    • Ensure that the chicken is cooked thoroughly in the skillet before adding it to the cheese sauce. This ensures food safety and a great texture.
  4. Slowly Melt Cheese:
    • Melt the Velveeta cheese slowly over medium heat to prevent scorching. Stir constantly to maintain a smooth and creamy consistency.
  5. Consistent Stirring:
    • Stir the cheese sauce continuously while melting to prevent it from sticking to the pot and to ensure even blending of flavors.
  6. Customize the Spice Level:
    • Adjust the spice level by choosing a mild or spicy version of Rotel, or by adding additional spices like cayenne pepper or chili powder to suit your taste.
  7. Add Fresh Herbs:
    • Consider adding fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, or green onions for a burst of freshness and color. This can enhance the overall flavor of the dish.
  8. Experiment with Cheese:
    • While Velveeta provides a creamy texture, you can experiment with other cheeses like cheddar or Monterey Jack for added depth of flavor.
  9. Don’t Overcook Noodles:
    • Cook the Rotini noodles just until al dente to prevent them from becoming mushy when combined with the sauce. Rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  10. Reheating:
  • If reheating leftovers, add a splash of milk when reheating to maintain the creamy consistency of the sauce.
  1. Garnish Before Serving:
  • Add a final touch by garnishing with fresh herbs, a sprinkle of shredded cheese, or a drizzle of hot sauce before serving.
  1. Pair with a Side:
  • Serve the Creamy Rotel Chicken and Rotini Delight with a side salad, garlic bread, or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal.

Feel free to adapt these tips based on your preferences, and enjoy your delicious, creamy creation

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