One Pot Fajita Chicken Pasta Recipe

Get the taste of fajitas in this easy, one-pot chicken pasta recipe! You won’t believe how quickly such a flavorful dinner can come together.

Get the taste of fajitas in this easy, one-pot chicken pasta recipe!

I’m so excited to show you this easy one-pot chicken pasta recipe! At least once a month, I worry that I am completely out of blog ideas. I’ll think I’ve surely made every dinner I can think of, but then something new always comes to me. I was grateful for this fajita chicken pasta idea to come to me, not just so I would have a post for you today but because it was delicious! This one is a definite keeper and may rival Sausage Spinach Pasta as our new household favorite.

You seriously can’t beat a dinner that’s made all in one pot. What is dish duty like at your house? Do you take turns with other family members or always do the dishes? I mostly do the dishes throughout the day on weekdays, and my husband and I share on the weekends since we’re both home. When it comes to dinner dishes though, that is his department every night. Aren’t I lucky?? No matter how many dishes I use, he always takes care of them without complaint. I’m sure he appreciates the nights when only one pot is involved though.

Get the taste of fajitas in this easy, one-pot chicken pasta recipe!

I didn’t know that yesterday was national margarita day. How could I miss that one when margaritas are my favorite cocktails? Whether it’s a holiday or not, a fresh margarita would definitely pair well with this easy pasta dinner. I’ll have to be sure to stock up on limes the next time I make it so I don’t miss out on that again.

Before I get to the recipe, I wanted to point out that I just added a Weary Friends Forum section here. I would LOVE for you to come over and get in on the discussion. I posted a few questions to get us started, but it’s not that fun talking to myself. Come on over and talk to me!

Get the taste of fajitas in this easy, one-pot chicken pasta recipe!
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Get the taste of fajitas in this easy, one-pot chicken pasta recipe!

Easy Fajita Chicken Pasta

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Get the taste of fajitas in this easy, one-pot chicken pasta recipe! You won’t believe how quickly such a flavorful dinner can come together.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

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Instructions

  1. Heat oil a deep 12″ skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add peppers, onion, chicken, chili powder, and salt. Stir fry for about 5 minutes, until chicken is cooked on the outside.
  2. Stir in salsa, chicken broth, water, and pasta, and bring to a low boil. Continue cooking according to recommended cooking time on pasta. Stir at least every two minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan, to make sure pasta cooks evenly.
  3. Crumble cheese over the top of individual servings. Enjoy!

Notes

The cheeses called for in this recipe are Mexican cheeses that can be found in most grocery stores. They are sold as white circles and are usually found in the dairy case near the shredded cheeses. If you can’t find them near you, try shredded Mexican blend cheese instead.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

14 comments

Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar
8 years ago

LOVE one pot meals. I could dive right into this deliciousness!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you so much, Jessica :)

Lauren @ Hall Nesting
8 years ago

I definitely need to get on this one pot meal trains. My kitchen would appreciate it. This meal is calling my family’s name. And I am calling out for a margarita!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

That train is the BEST! Hop aboard! ;) Thanks, Lauren!

Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
8 years ago

Dishes are my least favorite chore so one pot meals are always a big hit around here!This looks awesome, Andi! Love the zesty Mexican flavors!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks, Kelly! I think folding laundry may be lower on my list of favorites than dishes. Laundry and dishes are both so never ending!

Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
8 years ago

Love, love, love this idea!! Fajitas are always a long process for me (prepping and such) but I feel this pasta is just perfect (throw everything in and walk away!)

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Yes this one is really quick! Just needs some time for chopping, but it doesn’t take too long. Thanks, Kacey!

Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
8 years ago

My husband does dish duty too, and I know he appreciates those one pot nights! This looks awesome…we’re big Mexican fans here so I know this would go over well! Thanks Andi!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks, Michelle! I could eat Mexican every night!

Megan Keno
8 years ago

Such a great idea! I love this idea, the flavors sound so amazing!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you, Megan! xoxo

Sandra Goodrich
8 years ago

Looks so good and easy to make, or maybe you just make it look easy. :)

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks so much, Sandra. It really is super easy!

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