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This Chicken Fajita Pasta is loaded with all of your favourite fajita flavours – tasty chicken, sweet peppers and a little spice – but all cooked in one pan. No need to even boil the pasta (magic!) A perfect quick family friendly midweek meal.

A big pan with a one pan chicken fajita pasta bake ready to be dished up.

Chicken Fajitas are such a delicious, fun and sociable meal, so I thought I’d mix things up a bit and bring that oh-so-tasty flavour to a really simple one-pot meal.

This Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake recipe sticks to our favourite and familiar flavours, but involves zero faff and is quick and easy to whip up during the week (it’s ready in about 30 minutes). 

I’d also thought I’d add another string to my fajita bow – I’ve covered how to make Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas and Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas, so here’s the pasta bake equivalent, just so we have all bases covered!

(I even have a Mexican Chicken & Rice recipe with similar flavours too!)

Why you’ll love this Chicken Fajita Pasta recipe

⭐️ Family favourite flavours

⭐️ Simple, low cost ingredients

⭐️ So delicious and so quick

A one-pan pasta dish still in the pan. Cooked Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake.

About this Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake

Fajitas are a Tex Mex dish, first named in Texas, taking inspiration from Mexican tacos. You can read more about the history of our beloved fajitas here.

We all love the classic, so here I’ve taken some of those flavours to include in a one pan pasta bake.

Perfect for when you fancy fajitas, have the seasoning in the cupboard but don’t have any tortillas!

Chicken Fajita Pasta Ingredients

Ingredients for Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake recipe laid on a counter.
  • Dried pasta – Type of your choice but anything delicate might break up!
  • Sunflower oil
  • Chicken breast – Cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Mild chilli powder
  • Chicken stock
  • Garlic granules
  • Onion – You can use fresh or pre-chopped frozen
  • Red peppers
  • Cream cheese – Optional
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Cheese – I use cheddar but again, go for what you like or have
  • Spring onions – Optional

How to make Chicken Fajita Pasta

Chicken cooking in a pan with peppers for a chicken fajita pasta bake recipe. Step 1.

1. Fry the chicken until brown all over and add the onions, peppers and spices. Stir well and cook as per the instructions below.

Pasta in a pan with ingredients and stock being poured over for a chicken fajita pasta bake recipe.

2. Add the pasta, stock and tomatoes with salt and pepper. Stir and pop the lid on, cook as per recipe.. Stir in cream cheese, sprinkle with grated cheese and grill.

HintCook the pasta until al-dente. Stop cooking when the sauce has reduced and thickened and the chicken is cooked through.


In the fridge This is great for lunch if you have leftovers. Keep it in the fridge for no longer than 3 days. Reheat it fully or enjoy it cold.

In the freezer I tend not to freeze pasta as it can go a little mushy.

However, if you have plenty left there’s no need to waste it. Freezing it for a lunch is fine – just remember if might not be quite as good as when it’s fresh or reheated from the fridge.

Top tips for making this Chicken Fajita Pasta recipe


Make a little extra stock up so you can add more liquid at the end to make it more saucy (if you prefer it this way).

To serve

I like to serve this with sliced avocados, sour cream (or yoghurt) and sprinkled with chopped spring onions and cheese.


Can you recommend a good pan for this recipe?

I have done my homework on one-pan pans because I use them so often and having one that ticks all the boxes is a must for me. This tried-and-tested pan review reveals my findings, which I hope you’ll find useful!

Can I make this a healthier recipe?

If you stick to lean chicken breast, use wholewheat pasta and omit the cheese, you could reduce the fat content and increase the fibre content.

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Chicken Fajita Pasta {One Pan Recipe}

This is a simple and delicious Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake recipe, loaded with all of your favourite fajita flavours in a pasta bake. With tasty chicken, delicious peppers and creamy cheesy pasta, it's a delicious family-friendly midweek meal. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 People


  • 2 tsp Sunflower oil
  • 500 g Chicken breasts, Skinless, boneless and cut into small strips.
  • 1 Onion, Peeled and cut into wedges .
  • 2 Red peppers, Deseeded and cut into strips.
  • 3 tsp Cumin
  • 3 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Mild chilli powder
  • 3 tsp Garlic powder
  • 250 g Dried pasta
  • 750 ml Chicken stock
  • 400 g Tinned tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

To serve:

  • 100 g Cream cheese, (Optional)
  • 75 g Cheddar cheese
  • 4 Spring onions, Chopped (Optional)


  • Heat the oil in over a medium heat in a large saucepan or saute pan, and add the chicken breast and fry for 5 minutes until browned all over.
  • Add the onion, peppers, paprika, cumin, chilli powder and garlic powder. Give everything a good stir and cook for a further 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the dry pasta, the stock and the tinned tomatoes, along with salt and pepper. Give everything a good stir.
  • Place a lid on and cook for 15-18 minutes, until the pasta is cooked al-dente. Stop cooking when the sauce has reduced and thickened and the chicken is cooked through.
  • Preheat your grill to high.
  • Turn off the heat under the pasta, stir in the cream cheese. Sprinkle grated cheese over the pasta and put under the grill for 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with the spring onions if using.


Liquid: Add a little more stock or water if the pasta isn’t cooked yet but the water has soaked up.


Calories: 618kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 48gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 694mgPotassium: 1405mgFiber: 7gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 3335IUVitamin C: 92mgCalcium: 232mgIron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Family Food
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  1. 5 stars
    Really simple to make and tasty!
    Made it the day before required, ahead of a busy day at work. Had to have a taste and had to stop myself eating it all 😂
    Love that it can just be done all in one pot too.