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4.8 from 10 votes

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 8 oz pasta any shape
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into small bite size pieces (about 1/2 inch)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fajita seasoning homemade or store bought packet, see note below for recipe
  • 2 bell peppers any colors, seeded and sliced
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions (al-dente), don't forget to season with salt.

  • Heat a large heavy-duty pan or pot to medium/ high heat. Add oil and chicken breast pieces to pan. Sprinkle chicken with fajita seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is browned and cooked through.

  • Add bell peppers, onion, and garlic to pan. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until onion is tender.

  • Add pasta, half & half and cooked pasta to pan. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and all the flavors are combined.

  • Top with fresh minced cilantro, serve immediately.

Notes

To make fajita seasoning: 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
*To save time, use pre-cut bell peppers which can be found in the freezer isle in most supermarkets.