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Chicken Fajita Pasta

This Chicken Fajita Pasta is surprisingly light for a pasta dish! I love it and I think you will too.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword kid-friendly recipes, light recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 493kcal

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

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  • While cooking pasta, dice the chicken, peppers, and onion into bite-sized pieces.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the skillet and let melt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Return chicken to skillet. Add in the cooked pasta, sour cream, salsa, and cheese and stir well to combine.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2180IU | Vitamin C: 78.8mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1.7mg