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One-Pot Chicken Fajita Penne
One-Pot Chicken Fajita Penne

One-Pot Chicken Fajita Penne

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Cook Minutes 45 Min
Prep : 45 Min
Craving Mexican food and pasta? You can have the best of both worlds with this super easy one-pot meal! The pasta cooks right in the sauce, saving you both time and cleanup, plus allowing all the delicious flavour of the sauce to absorb right into the pasta. Your family will love enjoying the flavour of chicken fajitas and a cheesy pasta dish, all in one tasty dish.
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4 Servings
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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1 Tbsp. oil
1 lb. (450 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1/2 each green and red pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3-1/2 cups water
3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1 cup salsa
1 pkg. (35 g) 25%-less-sodium fajita seasoning mix
1 cup Cracker Barrel Shredded Tex Mex Cheese, divided
2 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
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Step 1
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 min. or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add peppers, red onions and garlic; cook and stir 3 min. Spoon onto plate.
Step 2
Add water, pasta, salsa and seasoning mix to skillet; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min., stirring after 5 min. Return chicken mixture to skillet; stir. Cook, uncovered, 2 to 4 min. or until pasta is cooked to desired tenderness and most the liquid is cooked off, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Step 3
Add half the cheese; stir until melted. Sprinkle with green onions, cilantro and remaining cheese.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Special Extra
Serve topped with sour cream and chopped fresh tomatoes.
Substitute grilling steak or flank steak for the chicken.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Total fat 14 g
22 %
Saturated fat 5 g
25 %
Cholesterol 90 mg
Sodium 930 mg
39 %
Total carbohydrate 56 g
19 %
Dietary fibre 3 g
12 %
Sugars 7 g
Protein 39 g
Vitamin A
20 %
Vitamin C
60 %
20 %
20 %
4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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