Chicken Fajita Pasta
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro. Serve with sour cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts1-1/4 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.
Jan 21, 2017
Great make ahead meal, easy, simple to change to one's personal taste. I spotted several recipes for this dish and one suggested adding cream cheese. So, I did just that and what a great additional flavor. I used maybe 1/4th of an 8oz size. Add more or less, depending on your preference. Rotel also works well in place of salsa. Everyone loves this, nice dish to take to a party too.
Feb 3, 2015
Simple and delicious. Used Mexican Rotel (lime & cilantro) instead of salsa and mixed the leftover Rotel with corn for the perfect side.