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Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

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

1 h 7 m servings 836 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. 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. Watch Now
  2. 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. Watch Now
  3. Combine salsa, cream cheese, and taco seasoning in a saucepan over low heat: cook until cream cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Watch Now
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Watch Now
  5. 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. Watch Now
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; top with remaining Cheddar cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Watch Now

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Mexican cheese blend can be substituted for the Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 836 calories; 42.8 g fat; 71.1 g carbohydrates; 43.1 g protein; 153 mg cholesterol; 1501 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Been a member for years and while I've made alot of fantastic recipes from this site...this is the first I've reviewed. I normally only try recipes with hundreds of reviews but decided to give t...

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Followed directions verbatim, however, it turned out dry. My suggestion would be to add extra salsa. Also, this recipe made almost two large baking pans worth of food, which I wasn’t expecting. ...

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Been a member for years and while I've made alot of fantastic recipes from this site...this is the first I've reviewed. I normally only try recipes with hundreds of reviews but decided to give t...

I typically don't give 5 stars to recipes that I tweak a bit but this was incredible. I followed a few suggestions and changed the following: used whole wheat penne (store didn't have ziti), ...

I switched out half of the cream cheese for sour cream and left the salsa out as well. It was delicious!

We loved this dish. Even my picky husband :) Made exactly as written with one addition: I added 1 1/2 - 2 cups of the pasta water to avoid it becoming to pasty. This worked perfectly. I'll def....

Excellent. I stirred in about a cup of chicken broth before baking.

yes.the whole family loved this recipe. I think chopping the pepper and onion would be better. Will make again.

Quick and easy recipe! The required ingredients resulted in a large meal, which I appreciated as well. Plus, it was really good.

Whole family loved this dish! Definitely will make it again!

Followed directions verbatim, however, it turned out dry. My suggestion would be to add extra salsa. Also, this recipe made almost two large baking pans worth of food, which I wasn’t expecting. ...