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Chicken Fajita Pasta

This easy pasta dish will become a new weeknight family favorite!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican
Keyword: chicken fajitas, fajita, pasta
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bowtie pasta -- other pasta is fine, too!
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups leftover chicken fajitas -- if you don't have fajitas, you'll need 3 chicken breasts (sliced), ½ onion, and ½ bell pepper
  • additional fajita seasoning to taste
  • 1 cup milk whole milk, 2%, half & half, or even heavy cream works.
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • lime, cilantro, and sour cream for toppings

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions (al dente). Drain and set aside.
  • If using leftover chicken fajitas, heat through in a large pan over medium-high heat and skip to step 4.
  • If not using leftovers, heat 1 Tbsp oil and sliced chicken to a large skillet. Add half the fajita seasoning and cook the chicken for 2 minutes on each side. Add sliced bell peppers, onions, and remaining fajita seasoning. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes or until softened.
  • Blend milk, cream cheese, and chicken broth, and slowly add to the pan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmer for 15 minutes. Add cooked pasta to your chicken, veggies, and sauce. Slowly mix in cheese and simmer for another 5 minutes until nice and creamy.
  • Serve with cilantro, sour cream, and a dash of lime juice.