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Chicken Fajita Pasta


Posted: March 12

Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Chicken Fajita Pasta is a nourishing and delectable fusion of Mexican and Italian cuisines that you can make in less than an hour. The tender pasta and the beautifully seasoned fajita vegetables are coated in a rich, cheesy sauce you can’t help but love! Add in some juicy chicken and you have everything you need from a hearty meal! Chicken Fajita Pasta mixes up the dinner routine in the most delicious way possible.


Ingredients

3 tablespoons oil
3 chicken breasts, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
5 cups milk
4 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded

Directions

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large pot over high heat.

Step 2

Add in the chicken and cook until there is no pink visible, about 5-6 minutes.

Step 3

Transfer the chicken from the pot.

Step 4

Add in the bell peppers and onion, cooking until the onion is translucent and soft, about 6 minutes.

Step 5

Add the chicken breasts back into the pot.

Step 6

Season with the salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Stir the mixture until everything is evenly coated, about 30 seconds.

Step 7

Add in the milk and penne, stirring it constantly to prevent any pasta from sticking to the bottom.

Step 8

Cook until the pasta is completely cooked, the milk has been reduced to a thick sauce that coats the pasta, and the chicken is cooked through at 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes.

Step 9

Add in the cheese and mix until it is melted.

Step 10

Remove the pot from the heat.

Step 11

Serve.


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