I have to say, that this is hands down, one of the best meals I have ever made! Tender chicken, crispy peppers and onions, pasta and a delicate sauce all come together to create this warm and inviting, fast and easy one pan dish!
Let’s get started with how to make it!
Start by cutting three chicken breast into bite sized chunks and seasoning with 1 1/2 tablespoons of taco or fajita seasoning mix. Now, I used my own homemade taco seasoning. You can totally tell difference between homemade and store bought. Homemade is 1000x’s better and I can control what goes in it. I make big batches of it and store it in a air tight container. Here is the the recipe I use: Homemade Taco Seasoning.
In a large skillet with a cover, heat olive oil on high heat. When the oil is very hot, add the chicken in a single layer and cook (without stirring) until one side is seared and browned. Then flip the chicken over and brown the other side . Remove the chicken to a plate.
Add a tad more oil to the skillet and let it heat on high again. When it has heated through, add the peppers and onions and another 1 1/2 tablespoons of taco/fajita seasoning and cook, stirring every so often until the veggies start to blacken.
Turn the heat to low and add the minced garlic and cook for a few seconds until fragrant. Add the veggies to the plate with the chicken.
Turn the heat back up to medium high and add the broth, cream, diced tomatoes, and uncooked pasta to the skillet stirring to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15 minutes until the pasta is tender and the liquid is mostly absorbed.
Add the chicken and veggies back in, stir to combine and until heated through, about 3 minutes.
Serve with a nice salad and you have yourself a quick and delicious meal bursting with multiple flavors!