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Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake

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Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake
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Prep 10 m Cook 57 m Ready In 1 h 7 m

“I created this with ingredients I had in the pantry, and it turned into a family favorite!”

Ingredients

1 pound ziti pasta

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 onion, sliced

1 green bell pepper, sliced

1 pound boneless chicken breast, cubed

1 (16 ounce) jar salsa

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained

1 (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in ziti and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; add onion and green pepper. Cook and stir until soft, 5 to 7 minutes; remove from skillet. Place chicken into the skillet; cook and stir until no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes.

Combine salsa, cream cheese, and taco seasoning in a saucepan over low heat: cook until cream cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Combine ziti, chicken, salsa mixture, black beans, corn, and onion mixture in a large bowl. Add 8 ounces Cheddar cheese; mix until combined. Pour into a baking pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; top with remaining Cheddar cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ziti pasta
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
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Instructions

Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in ziti and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; add onion and green pepper. Cook and stir until soft, 5 to 7 minutes; remove from skillet. Place chicken into the skillet; cook and stir until no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes.

Combine salsa, cream cheese, and taco seasoning in a saucepan over low heat: cook until cream cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Combine ziti, chicken, salsa mixture, black beans, corn, and onion mixture in a large bowl. Add 8 ounces Cheddar cheese; mix until combined. Pour into a baking pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; top with remaining Cheddar cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

Notes

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 57 mins Total: 1 hr 7 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 servings