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One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta is a hearty and classic dish made with chicken, bell pepper, and pasta soaked in a creamy fajita sauce. It is the perfect family weeknight meal. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Fajita Pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 830 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning or taco seasoning
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced into 1 inch long strips
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced into 1 inch long strips
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into 1 inch long strips
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken stock reduced-sodium
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz dried bow tie pasta
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
Garnish:
  • Lime wedges
  • Sour cream
  • Sliced green onions
  • Chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a dutch oven or large, deep skillet and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the oil is simmering, add chicken pieces, sprinkle with half of the fajita seasoning and cook about 2 minutes. Turn over and cook on the other side for another 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the dutch oven and add the onion, bell peppers and remaining fajita seasoning. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 4-5 minutes just until softened.
  4. Add garlic, stir, and cook about 30 seconds, then remove vegetable mixture to the plate with the chicken and set aside.
  5. Pour in chicken stock, heavy cream, diced tomatoes, pasta, and season with some salt and black pepper. Use a wooden spoon to scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pan and bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a low boil, cover, and cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. After 10 minutes, most of the cooking liquid should be absorbed. If it's not, cook another 3-5 minutes.
  7. Add back the chicken and vegetables to the pot and stir to heat through.
  8. Serve garnished with diced green onions, chopped cilantro, a squeeze of a lime wedge and a dollop of sour cream.

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Nutrition Facts

One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 830 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 187mg62%
Sodium 403mg18%
Potassium 1486mg42%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 64g128%
Vitamin A 1621IU32%
Vitamin C 126mg153%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.