Everything you love about fajitas transformed into the creamiest and tastiest pasta. This spicy pasta makes a great addition to your weeknight routine and is ready in under 20 minutes!
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 25minutes
1lbboneless skinless chicken breastscut into small bite size pieces (about 1/2 inch)
3tablespoonsfajita seasoninghomemade or store bought packet, see note below for recipe
2bell peppersany colors, seeded and sliced
1cuphalf and half
freshly ground black pepperto taste
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.
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.