Chicken Fajita Pasta

This lightened up pasta dish is a quick and easy dinner recipe that my whole family loves. You have to check out how easy the sauce is!

Y’all know how I feel about Mexican food, right? I mean, it’s been well documented. I make fried tacos as often as possible. My carnitas are requested anytime someone is coming to dinner. This King Ranch casserole is a favorite comfort food.

The thing is, all of those are somewhat…fattening. Which, don’t get me wrong, I love a good fattening meal just as much as the next guy, which is also well documented on this blog. But, it’s Spring, you guys! It’s time to lighten things up just a bit! I have a pool being dug right now. It’s time to get serious about swimsuit season.

I teamed up with LouAna Coconut Oil to bring you a new recipe and I knew I wanted to keep it on the lighter side. This Chicken Fajita Pasta is surprisingly light for a pasta dish! I love it and I think you will too.

This lightened up pasta dish is a quick and easy dinner recipe that my whole family loves. You have to check out how easy the sauce is!

LouAna coconut oil has zero grams of transfat and cholesterol, which makes it a great switch from traditional oils or butter. And no. Your food won’t taste like coconut if you cook or bake with coconut oil! It just makes things a bit healthier.

For this recipe, I kept things light with chicken breast. I added tons of bell peppers and onions to add flavor and freshness. The chicken and veggie are cooked in coconut oil. The sauce is just a smidge of sour cream (use light, if you prefer!) combined with salsa and then everything is topped with a handful of cheddar. This is an easy dinner that my whole family gobbled up. Of course, the 11 year old picked around the onions, but that’s fine. More for me!

I used regular pasta here, because I’m not the biggest fan of whole wheat. If you are, go ahead and use whole wheat here.

So, I dare ya…make the switch! See if you miss the butter or vegetable oil the next time you’re cooking up a batch of veggies on the stove or baking a batch of muffins. Coconut oil is a great swap and making the switch is as easy as can be!

This lightened up pasta dish is a quick and easy dinner recipe that my whole family loves. You have to check out how easy the sauce is!

This lightened up pasta dish is a quick and easy dinner recipe that my whole family loves. You have to check out how easy the sauce is!
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Chicken Fajita Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 6 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: kid-friendly recipes, light recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 493 kcal

This Chicken Fajita Pasta is surprisingly light for a pasta dish! I love it and I think you will too.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound campanelle pasta or any small shape
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 3 bell peppers any color
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tablespoons LouAna coconut oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup prepared salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons diced cilantro

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While cooking pasta, dice the chicken, peppers, and onion into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the skillet and let melt.
  4. Add the chicken to skillet and sprinkle with the fajita seasoning. Cook, stirring often, until no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Add remaining tablespoon of coconut oil to skillet and melt. Add peppers and onions to skillet and cook until tender-crisp, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  6. Return chicken to skillet. Add in the cooked pasta, sour cream, salsa, and cheese and stir well to combine.
  7. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fajita Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 305mg13%
Potassium 654mg19%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 2180IU44%
Vitamin C 78.8mg96%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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