Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Doritos – crazy good!! Chicken and bow tie pasta tossed with lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, olive oil, corn, tomatoes, black beans, salsa, cheese and Doritos! Can make without the chicken and serve as a side dish. Great for summer potlucks! #pastasalad #mexican #chickenrecipe #easyrecipe #nobakerecipe

Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad - crazy good!! Chicken and bow tie pasta tossed with lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, olive oil, corn, tomatoes, black beans, salsa, cheese and Doritos! Can make without the chicken and serve as a side dish. Great for summer potlucks! #pastasalad #mexican #chickenrecipe #easyrecipe #nobakerecipe

This Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad was AMAZING! It is packed full of great flavor and is super easy to make. You can even make this ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. If you do make this ahead of time, don’t add the Doritos until you are ready to serve. The chips will get soggy and nobody wants to eat soggy Doritos!

We ate this Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad for lunch and dinner on the same day. It was that good!! To cut down on the prep time, I used rotisserie chicken in this recipe. It is my number one shortcut in the kitchen. I prefer the rotisserie chickens from Costco – they are seasoned perfectly, big and cheap!

The dressing on this Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad was really delicious! Lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, salsa and olive oil. If you don’t like cilantro, you can leave it out or substitute fresh parsley. This Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad would be great for summer potlucks! You could even make it without the chicken and serve it as a side dish.

Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad - crazy good!! Chicken and bow tie pasta tossed with lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, olive oil, corn, tomatoes, black beans, salsa, cheese and Doritos! Can make without the chicken and serve as a side dish. Great for summer potlucks! #pastasalad #mexican #chickenrecipe #easyrecipe #nobakerecipe

Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad - crazy good!! Chicken and bow tie pasta tossed with lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, olive oil, corn, tomatoes, black beans, salsa, cheese and Doritos! Can make without the chicken and serve as a side dish. Great for summer potlucks! #pastasalad #mexican #chickenrecipe #easyrecipe #nobakerecipe

Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad - crazy good!! Chicken and bow tie pasta tossed with lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, olive oil, corn, tomatoes, black beans, salsa, cheese and Doritos! Can make without the chicken and serve as a side dish. Great for summer potlucks! #pastasalad #mexican #chickenrecipe #easyrecipe #nobakerecipe
Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad - crazy good!! Chicken and bow tie pasta tossed with lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, olive oil, corn, tomatoes, black beans, salsa, cheese and Doritos! Can make without the chicken and serve as a side dish. Great for summer potlucks! #pastasalad #mexican #chickenrecipe #easyrecipe #nobakerecipe
Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad - crazy good!! Chicken and bow tie pasta tossed with lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, olive oil, corn, tomatoes, black beans, salsa, cheese and Doritos! Can make without the chicken and serve as a side dish. Great for summer potlucks! #pastasalad #mexican #chickenrecipe #easyrecipe #nobakerecipe
Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad - crazy good!! Chicken and bow tie pasta tossed with lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, olive oil, corn, tomatoes, black beans, salsa, cheese and Doritos! Can make without the chicken and serve as a side dish. Great for summer potlucks! #pastasalad #mexican #chickenrecipe #easyrecipe #nobakerecipe

Yield: serves 6

Chicken Fajita Bow Tie Pasta Salad

prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins

ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (11-oz) can Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 8-oz bowtie pasta, cooked
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed Doritos

instructions:

  1. Whisk together lime juice, cumin, chili powder and cilantro. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and whisk until combined.
  2. In a large bowl, combine black beans, corn, salsa, tomatoes, cooked pasta, chicken, and cheese.
  3. Pour lime dressing over pasta mixture and toss to combine.
  4. Right before serving, gently mix in crushed Doritos.

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