Chicken Fajita Pasta Alfredo

Chicken Fajita Pasta 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 Pasta

We are obsessed with this Easy Chicken Fajita Pasta 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 Fajita Pasta Recipe

This dish is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook according to package directions for al dente. While the pasta cooks, season the chicken, yellow onion, and bell peppers with fajita seasoning. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and vegetables to the pan. Cook until the veggies are tender and the chicken is golden brown. Add heavy cream and cook until it thickens, about 4-5 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and parmesan cheese. Stir and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any cut of chicken that you prefer – chicken tenderloins, boneless skinless chicken breasts, or boneless skinless chicken thighs.
    • You can substitute shrimp or steak for chicken.
  • Can use more or less bell pepper and onion.
    • I use one green bell pepper and one red bell pepper.
    • Can substitute yellow bell pepper
  • You can substitute taco seasoning for fajita seasoning.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • mushrooms
    • diced tomatoes
    • broccoli
    • spinach
    • cheddar cheese
    • pepper jack cheese
    • green chiles
  • I use penne pasta in this recipe. You can use any short pasta that you enjoy. Rigatoni or farfalle work great.
  • 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.
  • Top the pasta with your favorite taco toppings – cheese, sour cream, avocado, guacamole, tomatoes, salsa.
  • Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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!

What to Serve with Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta

Now, you might be wondering what to serve alongside this delicious pasta. Well, let me tell you! A simple Mexican Chopped Salad is a fantastic choice to complement the flavors of the dish. You can also whip up some homemade guacamole to add a creamy, tangy element to your meal. And let’s not forget about the classic accompaniments—chips and salsa! No matter what you serve alongside this dish, it is sure to become a family favorite!

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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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