Monday, August 16, 2021

Chicken Fajita Pasta

Chicken Fajita Pasta is loaded with sautéed chicken, bell peppers and onions and whole-wheat pasta with a chili lime vinaigrette! 

Chicken Fajita Pasta Salad

Oh my goodness, you're going to LOVE this super easy Chicken Fajita Pasta. It can be enjoyed hot or cold as a pasta salad. The chili lime vinaigrette is loaded with flavor and the peppers and onions are delicious. Make this chicken fajita pasta on a busy night for a quick meal in about 25 minutes or so.


Chicken Fajita Pasta

School nights can be so busy. Mom and dad may be working, kids need to do their homework, there are sports and other extracurricular activities, etc. The last thing that you want to do is to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. I know this is almost always true. The quicker the meal, the better. This chicken fajita pasta is super easy. While the pasta is boiling, you can do everything else so by the time your pasta is cooked, dinner will be ready to go. 


Fajita Pasta

This meal is very family friendly. Kids love the pasta and parents love that the meal comes together so quickly and that they only have to make one dish. I love also serving this at a picnic or potluck as a cold pasta salad. Either way is great. 


Fajita Pasta Salad

Chicken Fajita Pasta Nutrition

This meal is very nutritious! The whole-wheat pasta has fiber and protein. The chicken is high in protein as well and the peppers are rich in vitamin C. I love that this dish is a complete meal in one without having to make side dishes! If you do want to make a side dish, I would recommend something with tomatoes such as a salad.


Pan of chicken fajitas

For making sure that our meat is thoroughly cooked, I love using Taylor thermometers. This thermometer takes the temperature digitally of the meat in just a second or two and is very accurate. It has helped my cooking so many times.


pan of Chicken Fajita Pasta

Chicken Fajita Pasta

Yield: serves 6 

Chicken Fajita Pasta

Chicken Fajita Pasta is loaded with sautéed chicken, bell peppers and onions and whole-wheat pasta with a chili lime vinaigrette! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 mins

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Boil a large pot of water and cook pasta according to instructions. Drain when pasta is cooked to your liking.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high heat and cook chicken until it is cooked through and browned- about 4-5 minutes. Take the temperature of the chicken with a food thermometer to make sure chicken is done- at least 165 degrees. Add in the bell peppers and onions and cook for 3 minutes more. 
  3. Whisk together the ingredients for the chili lime vinaigrette. 
  4. Toss together the pasta, chicken and peppers mixture and vinaigrette. 
  5. Stores well in the fridge for 4-5 days. Can be served hot or cold. 
Enjoy!


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Chicken Fajita Pasta recipe

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Taylor- my favorite kitchen thermometers.

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