One Pot Ground Chicken Fajita Pasta

This one pot ground chicken fajita pasta is the perfect busy weeknight rush dinner. Ground chicken paired with warm spices, onions, peppers, creamy sour cream and of course – CHEESE! You’ll love how easy this dish is to make and it’s only one pot!

This one pot ground chicken fajita pasta is the perfect busy weeknight rush dinner. Ground chicken paired with warm spices, onions, peppers, creamy sour cream and of course - CHEESE! You'll love how easy this dish is to make and it's only one pot!

COMFORT FOOD! Aka: pasta.

Growin up comfort food would have NEVER been described as pasta. It would have been red meat, potatoes and some sorta of green vegetables. Then I moved to New York and I quickly learned I better learn to love pasta STAT! Not that it took a lot of convincing. It’s pretty damn easy to love on pasta. It’s creamy, it’s so versatile and it’s cheap. Which I guess is a weird reason to love something but come on – we all love a good deal.

Plus if you have a whole family to feed I’m sure you’re always looking for a deal. I only have cats to feed. I’m pretty clueless when it comes to toddlers and what they eat.

Again, the nanny part of my name is accurate BUT I only nannies older kids. So. Much. Easer. 

This one pot ground chicken fajita pasta is the perfect busy weeknight rush dinner. Ground chicken paired with warm spices, onions, peppers, creamy sour cream and of course - CHEESE! You'll love how easy this dish is to make and it's only one pot!

Of course, like any good one-pot meal I packed it full of flavor AND topped it with cheese. Can you ever actually have too much for one meal?

Don’t worry. I didn’t go crazy. In fact, the only cheese I used in the whole recipe for this very top. I mean, you can’t do the whole one pot thing and not include that cheesy goodness. I also stirred in a little sour cream because I was not going to skip an opportunity to use sour cream.

If you’re a die-hard ranch fan that would work well here too.

This one pot ground chicken fajita pasta is the perfect busy weeknight rush dinner. Ground chicken paired with warm spices, onions, peppers, creamy sour cream and of course - CHEESE! You'll love how easy this dish is to make and it's only one pot!

As far as a pan goes, when you’re making one pot pasta you want something that has nice high sides so you can add all your ingredients without worrying about anything spilling over the side.

Cleaning up a dirty stove can simply be the worst. Especially if you have a flat top stove like I do.

So, for this one-pot ground chicken fajita pasta, I busted out my trust my Le Creuset braiser pan. This pan is so amazing. You need one if you don’t already own one. TRUST ME!

This one pot ground chicken fajita pasta is the perfect busy weeknight rush dinner. Ground chicken paired with warm spices, onions, peppers, creamy sour cream and of course - CHEESE! You'll love how easy this dish is to make and it's only one pot!

I also decided to use ground chicken for this recipe because simply it’s easier. In fact, I can get a pound of ground chicken at my store for under $4 a pound. Show me any chicken breast that is that cheap.

You can’t. I already know the answer.

This one pot ground chicken fajita pasta is the perfect busy weeknight rush dinner. Ground chicken paired with warm spices, onions, peppers, creamy sour cream and of course - CHEESE! You'll love how easy this dish is to make and it's only one pot!

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One Pot Ground Chicken Fajita Pasta

This one pot ground chicken fajita pasta is the perfect busy weeknight rush dinner. Ground chicken paired with warm spices, onions, peppers, creamy sour cream and of course - CHEESE! You'll love how easy this dish is to make and it's only one pot!

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes20

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground lean chicken
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1-1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 8 ounces dried pasta
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 minced cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

Directions:

In a large high sided skillet add 1 tablespoon olive oil and set over medium heat. When the oil is hot add in the ground chicken, yellow onion, bell peppers, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, kosher salt, and black pepper.

Cook until the meat is fully cooked and the vegetables have started to soften.

Add in the tomato sauce, chicken stock, and the dried pasta. Stir to combine.

Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes or until the past is fully cooked. If for some reason the mixture cooks down to much before the past is fully cooked simply add a little more stock.

After the past is fully cooked the mixture should be creamy but thick. Stir in the sour cream and cilantro.

Top with cheese and let the warmth of the past melt the cheese. Or you can pop it under the broiler to melt and brown the cheese.

8 Responses to “One Pot Ground Chicken Fajita Pasta”

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — September 14, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    What a delicious idea, that looks fabulous!

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    Anna — September 14, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Loving this easy pasta dinner! Perfect for busy weeknights!

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    Melanie Bauer — September 15, 2018 at 4:29 am

    This is awesome! Looks so festive and absolutely fabulous weeknight dinner, yummy!

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    Chrissie Baker — September 15, 2018 at 8:21 am

    yessss! This is the perfect recipe for me. Looks VERY tasty!

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    Dan Zehr — September 15, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Wow, how amazing does that look! I’m sure this is incredibly delicious!

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    Michelle — September 16, 2018 at 1:06 am

    This recipe has all the flavor my family loves…adding in pasta is a great way to make it heartier.

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    Katerina @ diethood .com — September 16, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I LOVE everything about this!! It looks and sounds incredibly delicious!!

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks — September 18, 2018 at 11:36 am

    This is ALL kinds of comfort food in my book – fall supper PERFECTION! Pinning. 🙂

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