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Chicken and Fajitas are two of my favorite things. I could seriously eat Mexican food all day every day. So combining that idea into a pasta? YES PLEASE!! I am a pasta-holic from way back when. I have been trying to cut back but sometimes you just need something hot and warm and this recipe fits that bill perfectly! It may just be my new go-to comfort food. Plus it’s a one pot meal and you just can’t beat that!
You start this pasta by prepping your chicken and your veggies. I go ahead a cube my chicken with my kitchen shears before I ever cook it because that saves you from burning your fingers on hot chicken after it’s cooked and it cuts the cooking time in half. I also go ahead and chop all my veggies and set them aside. For this recipe I just slice into long strips like I would if I was making regular fajitas. I used red and green bell peppers and an onion. You could also use yellow and orange bell peppers if you are feeling fancy.
After this recipe was complete I decided the next time I made it I would add some mushrooms and corn. And maybe black beans? You could also top it with green onions. Ot tortilla chips. Either would be yummy!
After prepping my chicken and veggies I make the recipe. It actually takes very little time from start to finish which is a must in my house. I always come home from work exhausted and hungry and so the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The longest past is at the end waiting for it to thicken up so you can add the cheese.
Side note- this recipe calls for shredded cheese. For as long as I can remember I have been buying the pre-shredded cheese for everything but I learned a couple weeks ago that pre-shredded cheese wasn’t made to melt. If you think about it the cheese you buy in a bag never sticks together or melts in route to whatever store it’s going to. I have also noticed that in recipes where I put it on top of a dish and then into the oven it seems to take forever for it to get all bubbly and golden looking…way longer than if you just bought a block of cheese and grated it yourself. It’s also actually cheaper in the long run to just buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself. I have been doing that for a while now and have notice that my dishes taste way cheesier and it melts beautifully. Ok, stepping off my soapbox now…
So basically if you like chicken fajitas and you like pasta then you should try this recipe out for yourself!
You can find the full recipe below…
Do you love Mexican Food as much as I do??
Have you make a fajita pasta before??
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 2 green bell peppers sliced
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 3 cups whole milk
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 4 cups bowtie pasta
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- In a large stock pot heat up oil and cook chicken until no longer pink. (I go ahead and cut my chicken into cubes before cooking so it takes less time)
- Remove chicken from pot when cooked through and set aside.
- Add all bell peppers and onions to pot and using the oil left in the pot sauté veggies until onions are translucent.
- Add chicken bac to the pot along with the taco seasoning and mix well until everything is evenly coated.
- Add the milk, heavy whipping cream and uncooked bow tie pasta to the pot and stir well to prevent any sticking. Heat to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
- Cook for about 10 minutes or until the pasta is completely done, keep stirring to prevent sticking.
- Add shredded cheese and mix in until melted.
This would be perfect for my family as we are always looking for meals we could have more then one night in a row. Can’t wait to try it!!
Alli Smith says
I do love Mexican food and like you, I could eat it every single day. I’ve never had chicken fajita pasta before, but it looks scrumptious. I’ll have to try this for sure.
Our family loves pasta dishes. And my husband and myself really love chicken fajitas. This is a delicious and easy way to combine both of them! YUM!!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
Thanks for sharing the recipe. I was just thinking of something to make for dinner, and I came across this post at the right time. This chicken fajita pasta looks so delicious and creamy I know this will be a family favorite!
Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com says
This recipe looks perfect for the cold New England weather we’re having.
Sarah Bailey says
Oh wow what an explosion of deliciousness this is – I do love a good pasta dish.
I was looking for a good pasta dish. I cannot wait to try this. It looks absolutely delicious.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
This chicken fajita pasta dish looks and sounds so delicious. My whole family loves chicken fajitas so I know this would be a hit in our household. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Chasity Boatman says
The flavors looks amazing! It sounds delicious. I love Mexican food, and I think this would be a great update on fajitas.
Angela Harris says
Yummy! We love Pasta and Chicken Fajita’s. What a creative way to change it up. This sounds so good.
Oh my goodness I am so happy to come across this recipe, it looks fantastic! My kids would love this so I will have to make enough for leftovers.
Farfalle is my favorite pasta ever and this recipe sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it out!!
Emma Spellman says
I love pasta and Mexican dishes and this looks like something I would really enjoy. I will have to try it with some black beans! Yum!
Vera Sweeney says
I know my family would love this for dinner!! What a great way to combine fajitas and pasta together, perfect for a warm winter dinner.
Christina Aliperti says
This looks so yummy and cheesy! I love fajitas but never thought to turn them into a pasta dish!
Mimi MimiCuteLips Green says
We love Mexican food for sure. The Mister loves fajitas so this would be a nice surprise for him.
Good lesson on shredded cheese. I hadn’t thought about it, but I totally get it. Guess I need to buy a cheese shredder.
Lori Vachon says
Oh my word, this recipe looks so good! I have to completely agree with you about hand shredding cheese from a hunk…so much better!