Grilled Chicken Fajita Pasta

I grew up in South Texas. Where you can find a fajita on just about every corner.  But I’ve never had Fajitas in pasta form.

Must say…not too bad.

(If we could have had this with sour cream, I would have totally added some.) (But it certainly didn’t need it!)

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Grilled Chicken Fajita Pasta

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts ($2.44)
  • 1 box bowtie pasta noodles ($.50)
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil ($.05)
  • 1 bag frozen peppers and onion blend ($.88)
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice, for veggies ($.01)
  • Dashes ground cumin, for veggies ($.02)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, for marinade ($.10)
  • Dashes ground cumin, for marinade ($.02)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Avocado, sliced ($1)

Directions

  • Place the lime juice and ground cumin for the marinade in the bottom of the dish you’ll use to marinate the chicken.

  • Sprinkle a little more of the ground cumin and a few drops of lime juice on top. Season with some salt and pepper.

  • Grill until cooked through, then dice.

  • Meanwhile cook the pasta.
  • And saute the frozen veggies. (No need to let them thaw.)

  • Toss in the fresh cilantro, as well as the ground cumin and lime juice.

  • Saute for a few minutes, stirring often.

  • When you start to see this, the veggies are done.

  • Add veggies in with the cooked pasta. (If you want to add sour cream…add 1/2-1 cup here.)

  • Toss in the grilled and diced chicken.

  • Toss. Toss. Toss.
  • Serve Grilled Chicken Fajita Pasta with avocado slices.

Cost $5.02

(with lunch leftovers too!)

Comments

  1. says

    Perfect timing! I’m trying to clean out the fridge/pantry and was wondering what I could do with 3 chicken breasts and the pasta I had left over!

    Thank you!!

    ~Kelli @ Smidgens

  2. Barb Dawson says

    Looks like a good recipe and that it would be good as left overs-if there were any!
    I would like 2 win # 8 necklace! THANKS!

  3. bethany says

    I think this would be fab if you added a jar of alfredo (or homemade) instead of the sour cream!

  4. says

    My super picky family would never eat this but I SOOO WOULD!!!! I might have to make some just for me :-) Thank you for sharing!

  5. says

    Yummy! Thanks for the recipe. We don’t make alot of pasta dishes, except spaghetti because alot of recipes call for dairy which some of us cannot have. This will be good for us to try!

  6. Shonda says

    Oh, yum…..I was just trying to decide what to make for dinner – we have some leftover BBQ chicken and corn – so guess what I’m making tonight and I have veggies and sour cream that need to be used up! Perfect timing for reading your blog today!

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