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Chicken Fajita Pasta

This delicious and hearty chicken fajita pasta combines favorite flavors in one easy dish. Loaded with tender chicken, fresh peppers, pasta, and a creamy sauce, this one-pot dinner is irresitible!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 458kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 3 chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1.25 oz packet fajita seasoning (about 2 1/2 tbsp) divided
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp better than bouillon chicken base
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes
  • 8 oz penne pasta dried
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • green onions sliced for garnish
  • fresh cilantro minced for garnish

Instructions

  • In a dutch oven over medium heat add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Drain chicken juices from pot.
  • Place back on the stove top and sprinkle 1/2 of the fajita seasoning packet over the chicken. Stir to combine. Continue cooking chicken until lightly browned. Remove chicken to 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 minutes,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 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.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low. Then cover and allow to simmer until pasta is cooked, about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Uncover and turn 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 852mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 4mg