Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta

5 from 1 vote

Sharing one of my favorite chicken fajita pasta today!  My Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta is the perfect quick fix dinner idea for those crazy busy nights!

chicken fajita pasta in serving bowlChicken Fajita Pasta

This is one of our very favorite chicken pasta recipes!  We love this flavor packed pasta that is so simple to make! Enjoy! I developed a quick and simple chicken pasta full of colors and flavor that the whole family will love. I call it my Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta. 30 minutes is what it takes to get this meal to the table. Save yourself some time by picking up a pre-chopped bag of fajita vegetables at your grocery store and use a rotisserie chicken. Enjoy friends.

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Chicken Fajita Pasta Ingredients

*See bottom of post for full recipe in recipe card.

  • small pasta 
  • milk
  • packet of Ranch Dressing Mix
  • cream cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • fajita vegetables such as peppers and onions
  • rotisserie chicken breast
  • kosher salt 
  • freshly ground black pepper

pouring ranch dressing seasoning into pot for sauce

How To Make Chicken Fajita Pasta

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat milk and Ranch seasoning in a large dutch oven or pan over medium-low heat stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until hot.
  3. Slowly stir in whipped cream cheese into milk until melted and combined. Stir in cooked pasta.
  4. Heat oil into a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute fajita vegetables for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir into pasta along with your cooked shredded chicken. Heat and stir for a few minutes until hot. Season with a touch of salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

added cooked pasta back to pot

Add your Ranch seasoning to the milk along with 8 ounces of softened cream cheese that you beat until whipped. Stir into the milk until smooth.Add the cooked pasta back to the pot.

cooked chicken added to pot

Add the cooked shredded chicken. I use shredded rotisserie chicken for most of my weekday meals. Saves lots of time.

chicken fajita vegetables in saute pan

Saute about 2 cups of chopped fajita vegetables. You can usually find a package in the produce area of your grocery store.

cooked fajita vegetables in large pot with pasta

Once those veggies are softened, add them right back to the pot and give a good stir. Quick and simple dinner!

chicken fajita pasta in serving bowl

How To Serve Fajita Pasta

Serve pasta with a nice Caesar Salad and crusty bread if desired. This meal can be enjoyed on its own as well.

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat as needed.

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta
5 from 1 vote

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta

This Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta is simple to make and perfect for weeknight dinners or weekend entertaining.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 441kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Stove
  • Dutch Oven or large pot

Ingredients

  • 1 pound small dry pasta
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 packet dry Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened and beaten until smooth
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped fajita vegetables onions and colorful peppers, usually comes pre-chopped in the produce area of your grocery store
  • 2 medium chicken breasts cooked and shredded (I used a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Heat milk and Ranch seasoning in a large dutch oven or pan over medium-low heat stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until hot.
  • Slowly stir in whipped cream cheese into milk until melted and combined. Stir in cooked pasta.
  • Heat oil into a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute fajita vegetables for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir into pasta along with your cooked shredded chicken. Heat and stir for a few minutes until hot. Season with a touch of salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2710IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Keywords: chicken and pasta, chicken fajita pasta, chicken pasta casserole, chicken pasta dishes, chicken pasta recipes, creamy chicken pasta recipes

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14 Responses
  1. Carolyn

    5 stars
    Never, I mean never, would I have dreamed that my pickiest eater would even eat this. Much to my surprise, she ate two bowls full and said that I could make it again! WINNING!!! Thank you so much! Super yummy, quick and easy! ❤️

  2. Dena

    Unfortuantely fajita veggies won’t fly in my house, ever tried it with any other veggies? frozen peas? also is this good cold too or just warm?

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