Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake


I created this chicken fajita pasta recipe with ingredients I had in the pantry, and it turned into a family favorite!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins


  • 1 pound ziti pasta

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 1 medium 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


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

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper; cook and stir until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

  3. Cook chicken in the same skillet until no longer pink in the center, 7 to 10 minutes.

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

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

  6. Combine ziti, chicken, salsa mixture, onion mixture, black beans, and corn in a large bowl. Add 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese and mix until combined. Pour into a baking pan.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar over top. Continue to bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.



Mexican cheese blend can be used instead of Cheddar if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

836 Calories
43g Fat
71g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 836
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 25g 126%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 1501mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 507mg 39%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 792mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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