One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

So, I’m guessing that many of you reading this will be expecting me to write something about a South African Christmas. Well, sorry to burst your bubble but you will just have to wait another week for that one!

This week, however, I¬†thought that I would do something a little bit different, something that I haven’t done for a while on my blog – making food!

This recipe is for one-pot chicken fajita pasta; this is a dish that is not only quick and easy, but one that saves on the washing up too. So without further ado, here’s how to make it:

chicken-fajita-pasta

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp oil (any will do. It can also be easily replaced with a low-fat cooking spray if you want a healthier option)
  • 3 chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 5 cups milk
  • 4 cups penne pasta
  • 1 cup mozzarella, grated

Method:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over a high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and cook until there is no pink is visible, then take the chicken out and leave to rest on a plate.
  3. Add the peppers and onion, cooking until the onion is soft.
  4. Then add the chicken back to the pot with the salt, pepper, chilli powder, cumin and garlic powder, stirring until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Add the milk and the pasta, stirring constantly to prevent any pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  6. Cook for about 10 minutes until pasta is cooked and the milk has reduced to a thick sauce that coats the pasta. If it does not thicken then you can add a teaspoon of cornflour mixed with a splash of milk.
  7. Add the mozzarella and mix until it has melted.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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