Compared to the asparagus ricotta tart, this dish is the other end of the spectrum when it comes to elegance. I'd even go so far as to call it homely. It's a jumble of chicken, corn, green bell peppers, cheese, salsa and pasta all mixed up in a casserole dish. It could even be called a casserole, but we'd never do that at my house or my husband wouldn't eat it. Sometimes a rose by another name doesn't smell as sweet.
The good thing is that the ease of preparation and the final taste of this dish well make up for lack of style points. It's an easy weeknight meal that tastes like nachos and can be easily adapted to your personal tastes. You can switch out the chicken with beef or change the type of cheese or throw in some extra veggies for good measure. Just make sure you use a favorite salsa since that will affect the final flavor most of all. With the weeks winding down until this baby comes, my feet swelling, and my energy dropping, any recipe that requires less prep time in the kitchen is now my new friend. If it goes on top of tortilla chips, consider us best friends forever. No matter how homely it is.