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Chicken Fajita Pasta

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


8 servings

The flavor of fajitas shines through in this quick and easy pasta dish. A simple green salad completes the meal. —Stacy Myers, Wapakoneta, Ohio


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning mix, divided
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 each medium green, sweet red and yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream, optional


  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1 tablespoon fajita seasoning. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon oil for 6-8 minutes or until juices run clear. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Remove chicken and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute peppers and onion in remaining oil. Sprinkle with remaining fajita seasoning; stir until blended. Add the salsa, water and chicken; heat through.
  3. Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro. Serve with sour cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 251 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 519mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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