Chicken Fajita Pasta

Chicken fajita pasta

I’m crazy about pasta dishes. So is my family. Ever since I discovered Trader Joe’s organic brown rice pasta, the pasta craze has been…well, even crazier. Some of our favorites are cajun pasta, pesto chicken pasta, and this chicken fajita pasta that I recently came up with. This pasta is spiced with tex-mex flavors that are slightly spicy and when it all comes together, it’s seriously a party in your mouth!

chicken fajita pasta

This pasta dish boasts delicious, smoky spices: chile powder, smoked paprika, and of course, tons of garlic and onion. I season both the chicken and the sauce so that the flavor stays consistent throughout the dish. Also, I use brown rice pasta like I previously mentioned because it’s a nice alternative to the regular wheat or whole wheat pastas.

 

chicken fajita pasta

I love adding colorful peppers to this dish, just like you’d find in regular chicken fajitas. The addition of tomatoes at the last stage releases the juice and flavor. Finally, I love a good sprinkle of freshly chopped cilantro that adds a freshness to the whole dish.

chicken fajita pasta

This colorful, vibrant dish can be great as a meal or a side dish in a tex-mex themed party. It would go perfectly with some nachos, mexican rice, or even some taco soup. I also love topping the pasta with some sour cream, extra shredded cheese, and if I have it handy, some fresh guacamole. This is a dish you can totally go all-out for. You won’t regret it 😉

chicken fajita pasta

Chicken Fajita Pasta

30 minutes

45 minutes

1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Chicken Fajita Pasta

A spicy, fun twist on traditional pasta with smoky flavors and melted cheese!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb uncooked pasta
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced (1/2 cup sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt to taste
    Spice Mix
  • 1/2 tablespoon chile powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Boil the pasta according to package directions. Do not overcook the pasta (8 min is perfect for me). Drain and set aside.
  2. Slice the chicken breast into strips. Season with 1 tsp of spice mix and about 1 tsp salt (or to taste). Cook on medium heat in a pan until completely cooked through, about 7 minutes.
  3. Set the chicken aside. In the same pan, add some more oil and add the garlic, onions and peppers. Stir fry on medium until the veggies are slightly soft. Remove the veggies from the pan (into the same plate as the chicken).
  4. In the same pan, add the chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a boil, add the remaining spice mix, and salt to taste. Add in the cooked chicken and veggies.
  5. Now, add the the chopped tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are slightly soft, just 2-3 minutes. Add this sauce mixture to a pot with the drained pasta. Toss well.
  6. Sprinkle with shredded cheese of your choice and the chopped cilantro and serve hot.

Notes

Optional: top with sour cream, guacamole, and some crushed tortilla chips.

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16 comments

  1. Sofia says:

    I love pasta too!! This is such a good recipe and so straight foward and easy to follow! I shall try this soon and let you know how i got on.

  2. Rabia S. says:

    Sis, that’s awesome! I am such a fan of Mexican food and I love chicken fajita incredible much! But I have never thought of a combination with pasta. There is only one thing: I don’t like garlic powder or onion powder. I wonder if the spice mix can be done with very fine chopped garlic and onion and a little bit oil as a kind of marinade.

    • allflouredup says:

      Yes, definitely! Just add chopped garlic with oil before cooking the chicken in the pan 🙂 No need to add onion (besides the sliced onions).

  3. Amina says:

    I looovvvee pasta dishes too. And I’m here salivating just looking at the pictures and imagining ‘a serious pasta party in my mouth’.

    Its a great combination having the colourful peppers ~ I always add those on.

  4. Fozia S says:

    Oh wow this looks so delicious. I love pasta and this is an interesting recipe! Will have to try this one soon. Thanks for sharing. Love peppers but never tried them with pasta myself.

  5. Afreen Zia says:

    I like Mexican food specially chicken fajita pasta,wraps,sandwiches with different variations..This recipe is straight forward and nice combination of peppers and pasta…

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