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Not Just Another Pasta Dish…Chicken Fajita Pasta

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It’s like fajita night and pasta night in one! Explore all the tastes of your favorite chicken fajitas in this Mexican-inspired pasta dish.

It’s all done in one pot, which makes for easy cleanup, and is ready in 30 minutes!

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INGREDIENTS:

•  2 tsp olive oil
•  1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
•  1 tsp kosher salt
•  1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
•  1 tsp paprika
•  1/2 tsp chili powder
•  1/2 tsp garlic powder
•  1 large white onion, sliced
•  1 large red bell pepper, sliced
•  1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced
•  3 cloves garlic, minced
•  2 cups less-sodium chicken broth
•  1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes & green chiles
•  7 oz pasta (I used rotini)
•  1/2 cup light sour cream
•  1 scallion, diced
•  2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
•  4 oz diced avocado

DIRECTIONS:

•    Season chicken with 3/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp chili powder and 1/4 tsp garlic powder.
•    In a large deep nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over high heat. When the oil is very hot, add the chicken and cook until browned, stirring about 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
•    Reduce heat to medium, add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil to the skillet. When the oil is hot, add the onions, bell peppers, and remaining 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp chili powder and 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 10 minutes.
•    Add minced garlic, and stir until fragrant and well combined, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and transfer to the plate with the chicken.
•    In the same skillet, add the broth, diced tomatoes and uncooked pasta. Stir to combine and bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 15 minutes until pasta is tender and liquid is mostly absorbed.
•    Add the chicken and veggies back into the skillet and stir to combine until heated through, about 2 minutes.
•    Mix in the sour cream and top with scallions and cilantro. Serve with avocado on top.

Source: SkinnyTaste.com




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