Loaded with tender chicken, fresh peppers, pasta, and a creamy fajita sauce, this hearty chicken fajita pasta is pure comfort food and completely irresitible!
Prep Time25 minutesmins
Cook Time30 minutesmins
Total Time55 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe, One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe
3tablespoonsolive oil,divided into 2 tablespoons and 1 tablespoon
3chicken breasts,cut into bite-sized pieces
1.25ounce packagefajita seasoning,about 2½ tablespoons, divided in half
3bell peppers(1 red, 1 yellow, and 1 green), sliced lengthwise
1tablespoonBetter Than Bouillon chicken base
Salt and fresh cracked pepper,to taste
green onions,sliced for garnish
Fresh cilantro,minced for garnish
In a Dutch oven over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Drain chicken juices from the pot. Place back on the stovetop and sprinkle ½ of the fajita seasoning packet over the chicken. Stir to combine. Continue cooking chicken until lightly browned. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.
Add remaining olive oil to the Dutch oven along with bell peppers, onion, and remaining fajita seasoning. Cook for 5 to 7, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the Dutch oven while stirring. Add the minced garlic and continue to cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the vegetables to a plate and set them aside.
Add water, better than bouillon chicken base, heavy cream, Rotel tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, and penne pasta. Stir to combine. Bring liquid to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and allow to simmer until pasta is cooked, about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Uncover and turn the heat back to medium. Add chicken and vegetables back to the pot. Stir to combine. Let cook for 3 to 5 additional minutes.
Garnish with green onion, cilantro, salt, and fresh cracked pepper.
Serve and enjoy!
Chicken, onion, bell peppers, and garlic can all be pre-chopped and stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator until you are ready to make this recipe. Make sure to store the raw chicken in a separate container.
Make sure that the chicken pieces are a consistent size so that they all cook fully in about the same amount of time.