Fajita Chicken Pasta - all the great flavours of chicken fajita's in this amazing pasta dish that the whole family will love.
I love fajita's - I think it is all the different components - the seasoning and flavours, the grilled meat, onions and peppers, then all the amazing toppings from soured cream, to cheddar and cilantro.
But then there are the flour tortillas that are not exactly Slimming friendly. There are some tortillas/wraps that are low calorie, but let's face it, one tortilla is never going to cut it for me when I fancy fajitas, so this Fajita Chicken Pasta is a perfect way around that.
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Serving with pasta is a great way to enjoy this dish without the guilt. You still get to have some of those amazing toppings. Actually, I enjoy this just as much, if not more.
For this Fajita Chicken Pasta - I have used chicken thigh, as that's what I had at the time, but chicken breast, beef strips or even shrimp (prawns) would work just as well, or if you are vegetarian, just a delicious mix of vegetables with the seasoning would be perfect too.
The first part is the seasoning for the chicken. I add all the spices to my Cuisinart Mini Food Processor, so it makes an amazing Fajita Paste, using olive oil for the paste or spray oil if I really want to keep this healthy. I also add a little bit of sukrin gold (a natural sweetener with no aftertaste).
Once the paste is made, add it to a bowl with the chicken (or other protein of choice) and mix to marinate well and then I cover and refrigerate for a few hours, for the flavours to really get absorbed into the meat. You could make this up in the morning, and then it will be ready to cook at dinner time, or even prepare the night before and leave it marinating until ready to be cooked.
Hey, that paste is great for all kinds of protein just on their own, especially skewers of meat for a barbecue.
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How can I add extra vegetables to this Chicken Fajita Pasta?
This pasta dish is packed with veggies already: peppers, onion and zucchini (courgette) all great for bulking out any dish to make more filling while not adding a huge amount of calories.
As well as the veggies that come packed in the dish. I like to serve this as a fajita pasta bowl with some crisp shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce.
A fajita dish of any kind is never complete without a little avocado, sour cream (or use greek yoghurt for a lighter option) and some cheddar. But this pasta dish is also really delicious and packed with flavour just on its own. My kids love this and so it's a perfect all-around family meal.
Kitchen Items that I used for this Chicken Fajita Pasta:
- Mini Food Processor
- Cast Iron Skillet (perfect for on the stove cooking and transferring to the oven)
- Chopping Board
- Measuring spoons
- Santoku Knife
- Wooden Spoon
- Mixing Bowl
- Large Saucepan
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