How to Prepare Delicious Family Fajita-Style Pasta at Home

Pasta may not be the most exciting meal idea to you, but that’s probably because you’re yet to discover this mouthwatering fajita-style recipe. Drawing from the classic Mexican fajita and combining it with the ease of preparing pasta, this recipe makes for a vibrant meal packed with flavor. Here’s how to make it yourself!

How to Prepare Delicious Family Fajita-Style Pasta at Home

  • 1 ½ cups pasta (penne, rigatoni, or whatever you readily have)
  • 2.7 oz double cream
  • 2 large skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 green pepper (optional), deseeded and sliced
  • 1 heaped tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1⁄4 tsp chili powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
  • grated parmesan or cheddar, to serve (optional)

Fajita-Style Pasta: Directions

Step 1
Grab a large frying pan or a casserole and heat the oil. Add the chicken strips and fry them for about five minutes over medium heat. Once they are nice and golden, remove them from the heat and set them aside on a plate.

Step 2
Put the peppers and onion in the same pan and fry them for about eight to ten minutes over medium heat. Then, add the dried herbs, spices, and garlic, and let them cook for about a minute. After that, add the tomato purée and cook for two minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and add in the double cream. Stir well and season to taste.

Step 3
Cook the pasta per pack instructions and to your desired texture. Drain it and reserve part of the cooking water (about half a cup). Add the pasta to the pan with half of the water you reserved and stir everything together. Season to taste and add more water if you prefer a runnier sauce. Stir in some of the chopped parsley.

How to Prepare Delicious Family Fajita-Style Pasta at Home
Step 4
Serve your hot fajita-style pasta with some grated cheese and fresh parsley for extra flavor. Enjoy!