Chicken Fajita Pasta

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Add the chicken and veggies back in, stir to combine  and until heated through, about 3 minutes.

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Serve with a nice salad and you have yourself a quick and delicious meal bursting with multiple flavors!

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Enjoy!

Yield: 4 Servings

Chicken Fajita Pasta

10 minPrep Time:

15 minCook Time:

25 minTotal Time:

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons taco or fajita seasoning (I used Homemade Taco Seasoning)
  • 2 cups diced onion (about 1 whole onion)
  • 2 cups diced bell peppers (2-3 bell peppers)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 (15.5oz) can Diced Tomatoes (with or without Chili's)
  • 8 oz (about 3 cups) penne pasta
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with 1. 5 tablespoons taco seasoning.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet with a cover, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over high heat.
  3. When the oil is hot, carefully add the chicken in a single layer and cook without stirring until one side is seared and browned, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Flip the chicken to the other side and cook until browned.
  5. Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  6. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet with the heat still on high.
  7. When the oil is very hot again, add the onions, bell peppers, and remaining taco seasoning.
  8. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are slightly blackened.
  9. Turn heat to low, add minced garlic, and stir until well combined.
  10. Remove the veggies to the plate with the chicken.
  11. In the same skillet with heat turned to medium high, add the broth, milk, diced tomatoes, uncooked pasta, and salt.
  12. Stir to combine and bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 15 minutes until pasta is tender and liquid is mostly absorbed.
  13. Add the chicken and veggies back into the skillet and stir to combine until heated through.

Notes

21 Day Fix = 2 Y, 1 R, 1 G, 1 TSP

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Author: Steph Potter

I am a wife and stay at home mother of two adorable little men. I'll spend a small fortune on the right pair of shoes or purse. Sometimes, I don't feel like a "real" adult. Sometimes, I feel like I'm getting old. Often at the same time. This is my space to share weekly dinner menus, healthy recipes, useful cooking tips and my fitness journey. So grab a cup of coffee, a cozy chair and enjoy!

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