One Pot Chicken Pasta Recipe (Chicken Fajita Pasta)
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One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Quick and easy chicken pasta recipe (Mexican chicken fajita pasta), homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop. A delicious 30 minute meal.

Servings: 4 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken recipe, mexican pasta, one pot meal, one pot pasta
Calories: 622 kcal
Author: Abeer

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 pound Chicken breast Cut into small cubes OR use whole breast and shred it after cooking
  • 3 tbsp Taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup Onion Finely chopped
  • 1 cup Peppers Variety of red, green, yellow, orange peppers, Finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 cups Chicken broth Low sodium
  • 1/2 cup Heavy cream
  • 1 can Fire roasted diced tomatoes 10 oz. can
  • 8 oz. Pasta Uncooked, Any shape (macaroni, penne, farfaelle e.t.c)
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • Garnish E.g. Shredded cheese, Sliced jalapeno, Diced avocado, Finely chopped cilantro, Lemon wedges e.t.c.

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a nonstick pot over medium-high heat.

  2. Add chicken and 1.5 tbsp taco seasoning and mix everything together.

  3. Cook until chicken is golden brown. 

  4. Remove to a plate and keep aside. I shredded it but you you don't have to. 

  5. In the same pot, heat remaining 2 tbsp oil.

  6. Add onion, peppers, garlic, remaining 1.5 tbsp taco seasoning and mix everything together.

  7. Cook until veggies are firm but tender and slightly charred.  

  8. Remove these vegetables to the plate with the chicken. Keep aside.

  9. In the same pot, add broth, heavy cream, diced tomatoes, pasta, salt, pepper and stir everything together. 

  10. Bring to a boil. 

  11. Cover and cook on medium-low heat for about 12-15 minutes, stirring often.

  12. Then, mix in chicken and vegetables and cook, uncovered for another 5 minutes. 

  13. If the pasta is looking too watery, cook on high for a few additional minutes until all the excess liquid is absorbed into the pasta. If the pasta is still not cooked through and pasta is becoming dry, add a little more broth or water and continue cooking, uncovered for a few additional minutes.

  14. Garnish with toppings of your choice and enjoy. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 622 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 897mg37%
Potassium 780mg22%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 1205IU24%
Vitamin C 45.2mg55%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.