Friday, July 17, 2015

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta

This yummy chicken pasta dish is from Picky Palate. It's a great 30 minute meal for a busy night and it uses rotisserie chicken so it's fast to put together. I really loved the fajita veggies in this, it just made it so different and fresh tasting, but if your family would prefer another vegetable mix, feel free to use that. I served this with watermelon and French bread and it was a great weeknight dinner.

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta

1 pound fusilli pasta (or other curly dry pasta)
2 cups milk
1 packet dry Ranch Dressing mix
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped fajita vegetables (I used 1 yellow bell pepper, 1 red bell pepper, and 1/2 an onion sliced)
3-4 cups cooked and cubed or shredded chicken (meat from 1 rotisserie chicken)
1/4 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet. Add fajita vegetables and saute until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Heat milk and ranch dressing mix in a dutch oven or large pan over medium heat, for about 5 minutes, until hot.

Microwave the cream cheese in a bowl for about 45 minutes and then whip it with a whisk, slowly stir this whipped cream cheese into the milk until combined. Stir in cooked pasta. Stir in cooked fajita vegetables. Heat and stir for a few minutes until all combined and hot. Season with salt and pepper. Makes 6-8 servings.

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