easy creamy chicken fajita pasta made in a skillet with shredded cheese and chopped cilantro for serving

The Best Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe

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This is the best Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta recipe for a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe. Made with tender seasoned chicken, cheesy pasta, fresh veggies, tossed in a delicious cream sauce. Your family will go crazy over this easy pasta.

Easy Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta in a skillet with cilantro and shredded cheese to serve

We love traditional fajitas so much in our home, so much that we have revamped them into Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas and our Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas.

This is seriously the easiest pasta recipe you will ever make. It’s packed with flavor from the seasoned chicken, fresh vegetables, and tossed in a cream sauce.

It’s an easy meal made that can be made and on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients needed for creamy chicken fajita pasta

  • Chicken Breast
  • Olive Oil
  • Fajita Seasoning
  • Bell Peppers
  • Onion
  • Minced Garlic
  • Half And Half
  • Lime Juice
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Pasta Noodles

How to make the best chicken fajita pasta

  • Cook pasta according to package directions until al-dente.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add cubed chicken breast and fajita seasoning. Stir chicken and seasoning to combine well.
  • Cook chicken for 2-3 minutes, then add sliced peppers and onion.
  • Cover and continue to cook until chicken is completely cooked and peppers and onions are slightly softened.
  • Stir in minced garlic and continue to cook for 30 seconds.
  • Pour in half and half and shredded cheese, stir to combine. Simmer over low heat until slightly thickened.
  • Add lime juice and stir well.
  • Add cooked pasta and stir to coat all the ingredients well.
  • Serve immediately. Top with shredded cheese and chopped cilantro if desired.
Creamy chicken fajita pasta served on a white serving plate topped with shredded cheese and chopped cilantro.

Tips and FAQ’s

  • You can use any medium size pasta noodles such as penned, bowtie, and ziti. Whole wheat pasta is also a great option.
  • Replace the chicken with shrimp for a delicious shrimp fajita pasta. Because shrimp cooks very fast, I would recommend sautéing the peppers and onions until slightly soft before adding the shrimp.
  • If you don’t have fajita seasoning on hand, you can use two teaspoons paprika, one teaspoon, chili powder, and a half teaspoon ground cumin.
  • For an even creamier sauce, try adding 4 oz. of cream cheese with the half and half and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

What to serve with chicken fajita pasta

Chicken fajita pasta makes a great weeknight dinner when you busy, but want something easy and delicious. A green salad would pair nicely with this pasta or serve it with a side of our Homemade Guacamole and tortilla chips.

creamy chicken fajita pasta served on a fork

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easy creamy chicken fajita pasta made in a skillet with shredded cheese and chopped cilantro for serving

The Best Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe

April King
This is the best Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta recipe for a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe. Made with tender seasoned chicken, cheesy pasta, fresh veggies, tossed in a delicious cream sauce. Your family will go crazy over this easy pasta.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Chicken, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 pkg. fajita seasoning
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3/4 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 8 oz. pasta noodles, cooked al-dente

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions until al-dente.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add cubed chicken breast and fajita seasoning. Stir chicken and seasoning to combine well.
  • Cook chicken for 2-3 minutes, then add sliced peppers and onion.
  • Cover and continue to cook until chicken is completely cooked and peppers and onions are slightly softened.
  • Stir in minced garlic and continue to cook for 30 seconds.
  • Pour in half and half and shredded cheese, stir to combine. Simmer over low heat until slightly thickened.
  • Add lime juice and stir well.
  • Add cooked pasta and stir to coat all the ingredients well.
  • Serve immediately. Top with shredded cheese and chopped cilantro if desired.

Notes

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