Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fajita Pasta

I found this recipe in my All You magazine and thought it was perfect for the hubbie when he got back in town.  I'm not a fan of fajitas, so I never make them at home for him.  So when I saw this, I thought, perfect!  It was actually an enjoyable pasta dish, I of course have some revisions I would do for next time, but other then that I think its a keeper!  

Fajita Chicken Pasta

1 lb. chicken tenders, (cut in chunks)
12 oz-16 oz farfalle pasta (I used 12 oz. and there was more then enough)
2 T. olive oil
1 package fajita seasoning
2 peppers (I used one red, one yellow), cut into 2 inch strips
1 1/2 cups half and half (I used two cups)
1/4 grated parm cheese (I would use more next time) plus more for serving
salt and pepper

One ingredient I would add would be onions, isn't that a staple in fajitas?  

Season your chicken with the fajita mix, on both sides, rub it on there (I did not use the entire package).  Then add oil to pan and fry up your chicken, until done.  Mine took around 8-12 minutes.  Transfer to a plate when one and keep warm.

Meanwhile, cook your pasta in salted water until al dente. Reserve some pasta water. 

Cook your peppers in same pan as chicken was in, stirring until tender, about 8 minutes.  Add chicken, half and half and scrape up all the browned bits.  Cook for three minutes.

Add parm cheese and then cook for 30 seconds to one minute more.  Add salt and pepper to sauce *to your liking.  (I think the parm cheese is a nice touch)  Now toss the chicken mixture with your pasta.  If its too dry add some of your reserved pasta water.  Mine was not, because I used two cups :) Top with some parm cheese and you are done!

Now its not the best photo, I was starving and ready to eat so I snapped with real quick with my cell phone!  It sure was tasty.  I will keep this in the keeper file.  

I have a big list of new recipes I want to try, any one else try some new ones?


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