Spring Brunch with Family and Velveeta Cheesy Chicken Rotini

I don’t know about you but Spring and warm weather cannot get here fast enough.  It means cooking out, brunches, and kids playing outside!  I had a glorious Spring brun

ch house party planned a couple of weeks ago and due to an unexpected snow storm, it did not happen but I did still make a video of me making a Velveeta recipe and will be sharing the dessert with you in a day or two.  I had a cute little helper too so be sure to check that out.

For my planned Spring brunch (somewhat lighter brunch), I made Velveeta Cheesy Chicken Rotini, Sour Cream Apple Pie with Streusel Crumble Topping, Ranch Red Potatoes, and served Iced Tea and Maxwell House coffee.  My family loved every bit of it.  While I’m sad that my guests could not come, I was excited about having a family moment with good food and all four of my most favorite fellas.

My most favorite thing about all the Velveeta recipes I’ve made here on My Wooden Spoon, is that they are all super easy to cook up and this recipe is not exception.  Here’s the VELVEETA Cheesy Chicken Rotini, followed by the recipe.  Be sure to be on the lookout for the Sour Cream Apple Pie, coming soon.  It’s absolutely delicious and I expect to quickly become a family favorite!

Some things I had for the guests coming, were these cute Velveeta spatulas with coupons for free Maxwell House Coffee and Velveeta. Since the storm prevented folks from coming, I gave them their goodies as I saw them, which is pretty much the only thing you can do when you live out here on the ranch!  They loved the items, especially because the Spring ranch works are starting around here and those coupons will come in handy to serve coffee to the cowboys and use Velveeta in the meals they have planned.  Saved them a little money and that makes all of us happy!

Tips for hosting a Spring Brunch Party

  • Always plan ahead (even check the weather!)
  • Fill the air and environment with cooking fragrances, a pretty tablecloth, and plenty of cups and plates
  • Always serve coffee, no matter what.
  • Buffet style works best.
  • Try to use in-season foods if possible.

Don’t forget to jot down the tips from the video too!  Enjoy and here’s to a delightful, delicious Spring Brunch! *cheers*

Recipe: VELVEETA Cheesy Chicken Rotini

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces (I used Tyson Grilled & Ready Oven Roasted Chicken Chunks for an even faster cooking time!
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot blend
  • 1 can (10 oz.) ROTEL
  • TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained
  • 1/2 lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Instructions

  1. COOK and stir chicken in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 5 min. or until no longer pink.
  2. STIR in water. Bring to boil. Add pasta; stir. Cover; simmer on medium-low 10 min. or until pasta is tender.
  3. ADD remaining ingredients; stir. Cook, covered, 5 to 7 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently.

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Disclosure: This post is part of the Velveeta Kitchenista campaign which is compensated for my time and efforts. As always, opinions are my own, always have been and always will be.  See my full disclosure for my blogging ethics.

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Comments

  1. 1


    Christine says

    That Rotini looks fabulous and super easy to make. Truett is absolutely adorable in that video… his facial expressions at the beginning had me cracking up!

    {Um, will you send me a Sour Cream Apple Pie? Pretty please?}

  2. 3


    Kristie says

    I seriously need to make this!

    I know that my family would love it, and I love how super easy it is to make. Being a busy homeschooling mom, I am always on the lookout for super easy recipes that my family will love.

    I also love the fact that there are only a few ingredients, so I imagine this would be a pretty frugal meal as well.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. 4


    Robin says

    I haven’t bought Velveeta in years, but nothing beats it for a nice smooth melt. Maybe I will pick some up for DH, so he can give his chili mac a cheesey boost :)

  4. 5

    My 2 1/2 yr old is watching you with me and commented along the way…

    Kaydee – “mommy, who’s that?”
    Me – that’s Lori
    Kaydee – Lowwy is a pretty cooker
    Me – yes she is sweetie
    Kaydee – is she cooking for me?
    Me – yes sweetie, she’s making you chicken and cheese
    Kaydee – mmmm I like chicken, she cooking for that boy too?
    Me – yes Kaydee
    Kaydee – that boy come eat with me and be my boyfriend?

    ( don’t ask where she learned about boyfriends lol )

    I had to send her to play after that, I can’t handle the boyfriend talk with a 2 yr old. But that dish looks delicious. We like to do a lot of one pot meals around here to save time and extra pots to clean.

  5. 7

    Mmm, this sounds yummy! I bet you could use canned chunk chicken to make it even easier — great for busy evenings.

  6. 9


    Hazel says

    Goodness, that looks delicious and so simple! I think using that mix of pasta makes it fun and colorful. The video is super cute too :) He’s such an adorable little helper!

  7. 10


    Jessica says

    mmmmmm. That looks yummy. I may have to steal that recipe. Our household loves Velvetta. Just bought some yesterday to make dip with. We also use if for our homemade macaroni and cheese.

  8. 11

    I wonder if this would taste fine without the veggies? Or maybe I could just substitute a veggie mix that I like better? Because it sounds delicious and pretty easy and it’s a one dish meal if it’s got the veggies in it.

    By the way, I know Velveeta gets a bad rap but I happen to like it for certain recipes and I usually use the lower fat kind with no problem.

  9. 13

    I love how you said “always serve coffee, no matter what”. Now that is my kind of brunch!

    Thanks for this recipe, Lori, I am totally going to make it!

  10. 14


    Andrea H says

    Your whole menu sounds delicious! Can’t wait to learn more about that apple pie…

  11. 15

    I cannot wait to try this! I am writing stuff on my grocery list as I type.
    Thanks!

  12. 16

    Sounds incredibly delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  13. 17


    Elizabeth says

    It’s a guilty pleasure, but I really love Velveeta. We use it for a baked cheesy potato dish for holidays. SO GOOD.

    I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe! It looks so easy!

  14. 18

    Oh YUM! I happen to love Velveeta :) We all do here! Thanks for the great recipe :)

  15. 19

    OMG Lori, that dish looks so yummy. We love Velveeta. It’s great to see all the recipes you are using. Velveeta is not just mac & cheese anymore.That sour cream pie sounds interesting. I would have never thought of using sour cream in a dessert.

  16. 20

    Great video. I love one pot cooking and that is one gorgeous skillet you have there!