This Chicken Fajita Pasta Skillet dish is the perfect dinner recipe that is perfect for a family!
Not too long ago, I made a Cheesy Queso Taco Casserole dish that has gone completely crazy on Pinterest. I am not sure if anyone has tried it yet, but I think there are a lot of people out there that plans on it. I figure I don’t have a lot of easy dinner recipes on my website and I need to make that a focus. So, because people seemed to really like that dish, I thought I’d made a dish that is within that same vein. Without further ado, I introduce to you guys my Chicken Fajita Pasta Skillet recipe (and the crowd goes wild)!
I am a fan of fajitas. In fact, I have an Easy Beef Fajita recipe on my blog that I make from time to time. I think fajitas are one of those dishes that you can’t mess up, can be manipulated to be healthy or unhealthy, and is downright delicious with the right amount of seasonings. My favorite part of fajitas are the warm flour tortillas. Now those babies are what makes fajita on the more unhealthy side. That is if you care about that sort of thing. Flour, that is. You can use lettuce for the wrap if you are looking for a low carb option.
How to make Chicken Fajita Pasta Skillet
To make this dish is quite simple. You are going to start off by cooking your chicken tenderloins on both sides. But don’t forget to season them with taco seasoning. You can use the taco seasoning that you buy at the store or you can make your own Homemade Taco Seasoning. It is up to you. Cook them on both sides. Remove from the pan. Be sure to use a large shallow saute pan like this one to cook this dish. I swear by this pan.
Leaving the oil and drippings in the pan, you are going to cook all of your peppers and onions. Here is a tip, you can buy a 12-ounce bag of already cut peppers and onions that’s typically in your freezer section. If you are a busy working parent like me, this may be a good option for you to cut down on time. Just make sure the veggies are thawed. Once you have cooked the peppers, you’re going to now add the chicken and pasta in your large pan. Toss everything so it is well distributed. I forgot to mention that you need to cook your pasta. But, I do think I’ve seen cooked pasta before in the freezer section. I’m telling you, the freezer section is your friend. Don’t sleep on the frozen veggies and pasta.
Make your cheese sauce which is quite simple. Start off by making a roux (flour and butter mixture), add the milk, and let it come to steam. Add your cheese and stir until it begins to melt. Once it melts and is smooth, add your seasonings to give the sauce some flavor. Pour it in with the rest of the party along with the diced tomatoes, cover and let simmer for a bit, and garnish with some fresh cilantro. That’s it!
You cannot go wrong with this Chicken Fajita Pasta Skillet dish. Make a delicious salad to go with it and you have a full meal that you can feed your family! This also freezes well!Print