Sunday, July 24, 2011

How to cook Chicken Fajita Pasta, easy mexican food recipe to cook Chicken Fajita Pasta, easy mexican food recipe.

When working with chile peppers, wear plastic gloves to prevent the volatile oils from getting onto your fingers. The Anaheim chile adds kick to this easy weeknight meal.

Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: Makes 6 to 8

  • 12 oz. dried pappardelle pasta or egg noodles
  • 1 8-oz. carton dairy sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chipotle liquid meat marinade
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, seeded and cut into thin bite-size strips
  • 1 fresh Anaheim chile pepper, seeded and cut into thin bite-size strips (1/3 cup)*
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into thin bite-size strips (1 to 1-1/4 lb. total)
  • 1 Tbsp. snipped fresh cilantro (optional)
In Dutch oven cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return pasta to pan; keep warm. In bowl combine sour cream, marinade, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, and crushed red pepper, set aside. In large skillet cook and stir onion, sweet pepper, and Anaheim pepper in 1 tablespoon of the hot oil over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from skillet. Add remaining oil to skillet. Add half of the chicken; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes over medium-high heat or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining chicken, adding additional oil if necessary. Add chicken, vegetables, and sour cream mixture to pasta. Toss to coat. Heat through over low heat. Makes 6 to 8 (1-1/2- to 2-cup) servings.
*Note: Because hot chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash hands well with soap and water.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 453, Total Fat 15 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Monounsaturated Fat 6 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 60 mg, Sodium 589 mg, Carbohydrate 53 g, Total Sugar 6 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 27 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 98%, Calcium 7%, Iron 13%.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet,1101,cat-1101-200-1,Pasta-with-Chicken-Recipes.jpg

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