Skip to Content

Chicken fajita pasta recipe

Affiliate links in this post will be clearly marked with a *. Clicking one of these links means I earn a discount or receive payment.

This chicken fajita pasta recipe is very simple, stores well in the fridge for a couple of days and is super tasty!

To help me to save time, and money, I have been batch cooking lunches for days where we have work for a couple of months now. This is a simple way to calorie count, which is something that I have been doing for a number of months now with great results.

For me you just can’t beat opening the fridge during a busy day working at home, to find a lovely flavoursome lunch waiting!

Chicken fajita pasta with mixed red, yellow and orange peppers plus red onion wedges with a creamy sauce.

Ingredients for chicken fajita pasta:

450g fajita chicken (I used my air fryer chicken fajitas recipe made with my fajita seasoning blend)

225g fusilli pasta (uncooked weight)

1 white onion

1 yellow pepper

1 red pepper

Splash of oil

100ml soft cheese (I used a low-fat version to make this lighter)

200ml chicken stock

Kale, sausage and tomato pasta in a blue bowl

Method for chicken fajita pasta:

If you’re making your chicken fajitas from scratch then do this first. I love to make air fryer chicken fajitas as they’re very simple!

Slice your cooked chicken finely.

Prepare your pasta based on the packet instructions, then reserve a little of the pasta water to help thin your sauce slightly later if needed.

Finely slice the peppers and onion.

Cook the peppers and onion for 4 minutes, using a little splash of oil, in a frying pan, until almost cooked through.

Add the cooked pasta and slice fajita chicken.

Add in the soft cheese and mix until combined.

Stir in the chicken stock.

Heat gently for 2-3 minutes, until lightly bubbling.

Season to taste with salt and pepper as needed.

Add a splash of the reserved pasta water if you want to thin the sauce slightly.

Serve your dish and enjoy!

I love to add a little cracked pepper on the top and a sprinkling of cheese too, but this is optional.

15 minute spaghetti bolognese - frugal, delicious, simple and quick to make! #FrugalFood #SpaghettiBolognese #PastaRecipes #PastaDishes #Bolognese #FrugalEats #CheapEats

Can you adapt this into a chicken fajita pasta bake? How to make a chicken fajita pasta bake?

You can, yes! Add some extra soft cheese, 100ml, and the same of chicken stock. Place your ingredients, mixed, in an overproof dish, top with cheese and then bake for 15-20 minutes at 180C (360F). I love to use cheddar and parmesan mixed together for the ultimate crispy topping.

Want to add some extra flavour?

Chorizo would be a great way to add some additional flavour (and protein) to this dish. Cook the chorizo before cooking the onion and peppers so that the oils it releases will give an extra hit of flavour and remove the need for additional cooking oil.

Cajun chicken pasta in red storage pots

Can you freeze chicken fajita pasta?

Yes! Personally I would aim to cook this and enjoy it fresh over the next 2-3 days, however, if you want to freeze this then I would cook the pasta and chicken separately, cool completely, and then add all of the other ingredients, cooled, to a freezer safe bag or storage pot, and then pop in the freezer.

Aim to defrost overnight in the fridge, or for 24 hours if possible. Then you’ll just need to heat through thoroughly until it reaches a safe cooking temperature.

Can you use double cream for this recipe?

Yes! You can substitute the soft cheese for double cream, sour cream or even crème fraîche if that is what you have to hand. The quantity should be the same, 100ml, or 200ml if making pasta bake, but just cook gently, to avoid splitting.

Ninja foodi roast potatoes, air fryer roasted tomatoes, air fryer jacket potatoes, vegan coleslaw, air fryer garlic bread and air fryer mashed potatoes with text overlay that says 25+ side dishes for hunters chicken (white text on a blue background)

What pasta to use for chicken fajita pasta?

I tend to use fusilli, as I have this to hand, but linguine is another favourite in our home. You can use ANY type of pasta, but these are my favourites.

What to serve with chicken fajita pasta?

This is a delicious dish enjoyed on it’s own, but if you want to add something additional then how about a garlic bread made in the oven, an air fryer garlic bread or air fryer roasted tomatoes? Either are a delicious addition but anything slathered in garlic butter is a win in our home!

A garlic baguette that has been cooked in the air fryer and is in an enamel baking dish

Why not check out some of my other recipes while you’re here?

How to make chicken fajita pasta:

Chicken fajita pasta

Delicious spicy chicken fajita pasta in a creamy sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, fajita, pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 491 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 450 g fajita chicken I used my air fryer chicken fajitas recipe made with my fajita seasoning blend
  • 225 g fusilli pasta uncooked weight
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • Splash of oil
  • 100 ml soft cheese I used a low-fat version to make this lighter
  • 200 ml chicken stock

Instructions

  1. If you’re making your chicken fajitas from scratch then do this first. I love to make air fryer chicken fajitas as they’re very simple!
  2. Slice your cooked chicken finely.
  3. Prepare your pasta based on the packet instructions, then reserve a little of the pasta water to help thin your sauce slightly later if needed.
  4. Finely slice the peppers and onion.
  5. Cook the peppers and onion for 4 minutes, using a little splash of oil, in a frying pan, until almost cooked through.
  6. Add the cooked pasta and slice fajita chicken.
  7. Add in the soft cheese and mix until combined.
  8. Stir in the chicken stock.
  9. Heat gently for 2-3 minutes, until lightly bubbling.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper as needed.
  11. Add a splash of the reserved pasta water if you want to thin the sauce slightly.
  12. Serve your dish and enjoy!
  13. I love to add a little cracked pepper on the top and a sprinkling of cheese too, but this is optional.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

If you enjoyed this post I’d love it if you could pin it on Pinterest!

Chicken fajita pasta with mixed red, yellow and orange peppers plus red onion wedges with a creamy sauce.
Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.