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Skillet Chicken Fajita Pasta

Skillet Chicken Fajita Pasta

 Here is a simple shortcut way to make a delicious meal in no time at all right in one skillet. Enjoy the bold yet mild flavors in this skillet chicken fajita pasta dish!

Sometimes you come across a recipe that sounds so good and easy but, once you start preparing the ingredients and the directions, you realize it’s not that easy after-all.

This recipe however is simple and easy with few ingredients for the perfect weeknight meal the whole family will love.

It’s also a great dish for potluck dinners and when company comes to visit.

Easily doubled or tripled for larger crowds.

Fresh vegetables with a jar of your favorite salsa makes for convenience in a recipe yet, still healthy. 

Skillet Chicken Fajita Pasta

Yields: 4 servings

Nutrition: calories 538, fat 2.9 g, fiber 5.2 g, protein 34 g

What you’ll need to make skills chicken fajita pasta…

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 each red or green and yellow bell peppers
  • 1/2 large onion, red or yellow
  • 16 ounce jar salsa, I used Amy’s Fired Roasted but, any salsa works in this recipe
  • 16 ounce box spaghetti, I used whole wheat this time
  • 1 small jalapeno, this is optional, or you can add 1/4 tsp chili powder or red pepper flakes or leave out 
  • 1 – 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp each coarse salt and ground pepper, or to taste
  • 1 – 2 tbsp pasta water

 

 

This is a really simple recipe …

Directions: 

  1. In large skillet or saute pan, heat oil, add in diced chicken, cook for a few minutes.
  2. Add peppers and onions and cook until chicken is no longer pink and you see juices run clear. 
  3. While chicken is cooking, bring a pot of water to boil and cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  4. Once chicken is cooked throughout, add the jar of salsa and 1 to 2 tablespoons of pasta water. Stir to combine. 
  5. Let simmer for a few minutes until cooked throughout. 
  6. Once pasta is cooked and drained, add to a large bowl or serving plate. Layer chicken and vegetable mixture over top. Healthy and delicious! 

Enjoy the deliciousness

 

Skillet Chicken Fajita Pasta

Here is a simple shortcut way to make a delicious meal in no time at all right in one skillet. Enjoy the bold yet mild flavors in this dish!
Course Dinner, Main Course, Main Meal
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Fajita, Fajita chicken, Fajita Pasta
Servings 4 servings
Calories 538 kcal
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds white meat chicken, skinless and boneless breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 each red or green and yellow peppers
  • 1/2 large onion, yellow or red
  • 16 ounce jar salsa of choice
  • 16 ounce box spaghetti or any pasta will work, I used whole wheat for this recipe
  • 1 small jalapeno, this is optional, or you can add 1/4 tsp chili powder or red pepper flakes or leave out
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt and ground pepper or to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp pasta water

Instructions

  1. 1.In large skillet or saute pan, heat oil, add in diced chicken, cook for a few minutes.

    2.Add peppers and onions and cook until chicken is no longer pink and you see juices run clear.

    3.While chicken is cooking, bring a pot of water to boil and cook spaghetti according to package directions.

    4.Once chicken is cooked throughout, add the jar of salsa and 1 to 2 tablespoons of pasta water. Stir to combine.

    5.Let simmer for a few minutes until cooked throughout.

    6.Once pasta is cooked and drained, add to a large bowl or serving plate. Layer chicken and vegetable mixture over top. Healthy and delicious, enjoy! 

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