One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta (45 minutes)

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Another quick dinner because of taking one kid to work and getting another kid ready for cheerleading.

NOTE: Since this meal had to be made a little quicker I used precooked chicken instead of raw chicken.

 

 

 

 

TIME TIP: While the meal is being prepared, here are some things the rest of the family can accomplish around the house during your wait.

  • Have all kids place all their items needing to be looked at/signed from school.
  • Start kids on their homework for the night.
  • Have a kid work on cleaning dishes.
  • Also, if you have a kid that likes to cook, have them help out and make it a fun learning experience.

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Ingredients:

Precooked Chicken Fajitas
1 cup of Shredded Cheese
5 cups of Milk
1 Red, Yellow, and Orange Pepper
1 White Onion
1 Box of Garden Delight Paste (you can use Penne Pasta if you prefer)
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1 Tbsp. Cumin
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
Crushed Red Pepper (if you want more spice in your meal)

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NOTE: If you are cooking your own chicken.  Cut the raw chicken into strips and cook in a pan first.

Cut the onion into small pieces.  Cut the peppers into small strips.  Pour into the pot on medium to medium-high heat and stir vegetables around.

 

 

 

 

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Once vegetables have cooked for a little while, add cooked chicken, 1 tsp of Salt, 1 tsp of Pepper, 1 Tbsp of Chili Powder, 1 Tbsp of Cumin, and 1 Tbsp of Garlic Powder.  Add in some crushed pepper if you would like the meal to be spicier.  Mix everything together.

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Pour in 5 cups of milk and pasta.  Stir ingredients and place a lid on the pot to let the pasta cook.

TIME TIP: While this is going on, here are some things you can accomplish around the house during your wait.  Get the whole family involved to get more done!

  • Review all work brought home from school.
  • Make your bed (with 13 pillows and 4 sheets/blankets. (Not an exaggeration)).

 

Pick another side if you would like to serve with the pasta.  Chop up some vegetables and make a delicious salad.

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Once noodles are done, pour in the cup of cheese and mix together until cheese is melted.  Your Chicken Fajita Pasta is now ready to serve.

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Make the plates with whatever side you want for the kids and for yourself.  Add some crushed red pepper to the pasta if you want more heat.

NOTE: I thought the meal tasted fine, but half the family did not like this meal.  This will not be cooked again.  I hope you have better luck with your family.  Should have stuck with Taco’s for Taco Tuesday.

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