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Dinner
Jun
24
2019

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta

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

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. Not too bad right? 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

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First things first, pick out your favorite small pasta. Any shape will work great.

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Heat your milk in a nice big dutch oven or pot.

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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.

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Easy Chicken Pasta Recipes

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Add your lovely cooked pasta back to the pot.

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Add your cooked shredded chicken.

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

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Once those veggies are softened, add them right back to the pot and give a good stir. Dinner is done!

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Yes please!

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cajun chicken pasta, cajun chicken pasta recipe, chicken and pasta, chicken and pasta bake, chicken fajita pasta, chicken pasta bake, chicken pasta casserole, chicken pasta dishes, chicken pasta recipes, creamy chicken pasta, creamy chicken pasta recipes, easy chicken pasta recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 441 kcal
Author: Jenny
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
  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.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 345mg 14%
Potassium 471mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 54.2%
Vitamin C 6.6%
Calcium 12.9%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Evans says:

    Looks so delicious!!!! Will try it.

  2. 2

    This looks like the perfect pasta for any backyard barbecue! Love the flavors!

  3. 3
    Liz says:

    Thank you for the nice recipe.

  4. 4

    Oh so creamy and delicious!! I love that you made this into pasta-form!!

  5. 5

    This looks soon great Jenny!

  6. 6

    looks easy and delicious! the best combo 🙂

  7. 7
    Maria says:

    Fajita vegetables are a great addition to pasta!

  8. 8

    Love the fajita veggies in a pasta!

  9. 9

    Ohhh eiiii!! Ranchy fajita pasta? From your kitchen to my tummy – it’s grumbling!!

  10. 10
    Dena says:

    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?

  11. 11

    Loving all of those gorgeous bright veggies in there!!

  12. 12

    This sounds really nice. Always looking for new recipes to try. Thanks for sharing.

    Simon

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