September 22, 2011

Chicken Fajita Pasta

This dish was amazing and very colourful! i haven't done a fajita recipe in a long time this is a lower calorie way to enjoy chicken fajitas without all those toppings you can pile onto them and no tortillas, fajitas in restaurants can run up to 1,000 calories! 


Calories 330, Sugars 7,Protein 30,Fiber 6,Sodium 510, Fat 5. WW points 6, WW point plus 8


6 oz penne or fettuccine pasta
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 white onion, sliced into strips
1 Green bell pepper,sliced into strips
2 garlic cloves, minced
chicken breast sliced into thick strips
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup chicken broth
2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese (optional, i forgot to add it)

Cook the pasta according to the package while preparing the sauce.

Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over med heat. Add the onion and pepper for 3 mins, or until softened. Add garlic and chicken and sauté for 3 mins or until chicken is mostly cooked. Sprinkle the cumin,oregano,salt, and pepper over chicken.

In a small bowl, whisk together the chicken broth and cornstarch. Pour over the chicken and veggies and cook for 2 more mins, or until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is cooked through.

Add the cooked pasta,chopped tomato to the pan. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with the cheese.


4 comments:

  1. This looks GORGEOUS! right up my street, definitely saving this little beauty :)

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  2. I didn't realize it until now but I've come across your blog a few times now from foodgawker, but now you've made me a regular fan!

    This recipe looks like a nice alternative to the usual heavy fettuccine alfredo/primavera that I make. I just love peppers and onions sliced thin in my pasta. I'm going to have to give this recipe a try in the next week. I might even add a splash of tequila for a little extra flavor. =)

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  3. aw thank you for looking! oh man ive been craving fettuccine alfredo i actually had some the other day!

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