Chicken Fajita Alfredo

Chicken Fajita Alfredo – ready in 15 minutes! All the flavors of fajitas tossed with pasta and an easy homemade Alfredo sauce. Chicken onion, bell pepper, fajita seasoning, heavy cream, pasta and parmesan cheese. Everyone loved this! It has already been requested for dinner again! No prep and ready in 15 minutes. GREAT weeknight meal!

Chicken Fajita Alfredo - ready in 15 minutes! All the flavors of fajitas tossed with pasta and an easy homemade Alfredo sauce. Chicken onion, bell pepper, fajita seasoning, heavy cream, pasta and parmesan cheese. Everyone loved this! It has already been requested for dinner again! No prep and ready in 15 minutes. GREAT weeknight meal!

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Easy Homemade Chicken Alfredo

I am totally addicted to this Chicken Fajita Alfredo! It only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish! We ate this last weekend, and I am adding it to the menu for this week too. It is seriously that good.

This Chicken Fajita Alfredo has all the flavors of fajitas. It tasted just like the fajitas I order at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I LOVED the addition of pasta and a ridiculously simple alfredo sauce. Pasta + Fajitas = YUM! The whole recipe only has 7 ingredients – chicken, onion, bell pepper, fajita seasoning, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and pasta. NO jarred sauce! Can’t beat that!

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How to Make Chicken Alfredo from Scratch

This chicken Alfredo is super easy to make. Start with cooking the pasta. While the pasta cooks, season the chicken, onion, and peppers with fajita seasoning. Sauté the chicken and vegetables in a skillet. Add heavy cream and cook until it thickens. Add the cooked pasta and parmesan cheese. Stir and serve.

Tips for Making Chicken Fajita Alfredo

  • Can use any cut of chicken you prefer – tenderloins, breasts, or thighs.
  • You can substitute shrimp or steak for chicken.
  • Can use more or less bell pepper and onion.
  • Feel free to add mushrooms, tomatoes, or broccoli.
  • Can use gluten-free pasta.
  • It is important to bring the heavy cream to a boil before reducing the heat and simmering for about 5 minutes. Boiling the heavy cream helps it thicken. It should take about 5 minutes total for the cream to start to thicken.
  • Feel free to top the pasta with your favorite taco toppings – cheese, sour cream, avocado, guacamole, tomatoes, salsa.
Chicken Fajita Alfredo - ready in 15 minutes! All the flavors of fajitas tossed with pasta and an easy homemade Alfredo sauce. Chicken onion, bell pepper, fajita seasoning, heavy cream, pasta and parmesan cheese. Everyone loved this! It has already been requested for dinner again! No prep and ready in 15 minutes. GREAT weeknight meal!

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Chicken Fajita Alfredo

Yield: 4 people
Chicken Fajita Alfredo – ready in 15 minutes! All the flavors of fajitas tossed with pasta and an easy homemade Alfredo sauce. Chicken onion, bell pepper, fajita seasoning, heavy cream, pasta and parmesan cheese. Everyone loved this! It has already been requested for dinner again! No prep and ready in 15 minutes. GREAT weeknight meal!

Ingredients:

  • 8- oz penne pasta
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 1 (1.12-oz) package fajita seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with warm water, set aside.
  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle chicken, pepper and onion slices with fajita seasoning.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, peppers and onions. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Add cream, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer gently for 3-4 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese. Add pasta to sauce and toss.

Notes:

Can use any cut of chicken you prefer – tenderloins, breasts, or thighs.
Can substitute shrimp or steak for chicken.
Can use more or less bell pepper and onion.
Can add mushrooms, tomatoes, or broccoli.
Can use gluten-free pasta.
It is important to bring the heavy cream to a boil before reducing the heat and simmering for about 5 minutes. Boiling the heavy cream helps it thicken. It should take about 5 minutes total for the cream to start to thicken.
Feel free to top the pasta with your favorite taco toppings – cheese, sour cream, avocado, guacamole, tomatoes, salsa.

Steph

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  1. I like having a whole grain pasta mixed with veggies, like zucchini, broccoli, tomatoes, artichokes, and marina sauce. Thank you for the chance to win this

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  2. I love a clean out the fridge pasta dish. My last one I made was:

    1 jar marinated artichokes chopped
    2 slices of deli ham chopped
    1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
    1/2 onion sliced into strips
    1 cup baby spinach
    1 cup egg noodles cooked
    1/2 cup marinara sauce

    Add oil to a skillet. Cook the onions for 5 minutes, add the rest of the ingredients and saute until spinach is wilted. Cook noodles according to package directions, drain and toss with sauce. Add the sauteed veggies and ham and combine. Garnish with parm.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. My favorite pasta recipe is Baked Ziti

    Penne
    jar of alfredo sauce
    jar of spaghetti sauce
    1 lb ground beef
    mozz cheese

    Cook the pasta, toss with alfredo. Layer on the bottom of a casserole dish.

    Cook the beef, toss with spaghetti sauce. Pour over the pasta.

    Top with cheese.

    Bake 350, 30 mins.

    thank you for the giveaway!

  4. Pasta Salad:
    I like penne for this, but you could use any.
    It is a requirement that you have pasta and Italian dressing. Everything else is up to you. My fave italian dressing is Good Seasons (the kind you mix yourself). Then, we add any combination of black olives, salami, pepperoni, mozzarella, feta, chicken, sun dried tomatoes, garbanzo beans, roasted red peppers.
    Easy and delicious.

  5. Easy! 4 Cheese Pasta! 3 cups mostaccioli pasta cooked and drained
    1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
    4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
    1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN 2% Milkfat Low Fat Cottage Cheese
    2 eggs
    1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
    1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese. Mix and bake at 350 for 30 min. Delish!

  6. Easy! 4 Cheese Pasta! 3 cups mostaccioli pasta cooked and drained
    1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
    4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
    1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN 2% Milkfat Low Fat Cottage Cheese
    2 eggs
    1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
    1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese. Mix and bake at 350 for 30 min. Delish!

  7. My quick easy and delicious pasta meal is pasta salad. You can pretty much use whatever your fav pasta is but I use either elbow, rotini or bowtie. After the pasta is cooked I rinse it in cold water. I mix in mayo, cheddar and/or parmesan cheese, fresh chopped tomatoes, green peas, sometimes chicken, sometimes tuna….you can put whatever you like. It's quick, filling and oh so yummy!!….I should also add that it is perfect on these hot days of Summer lol.

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