Chicken Fajita Tagliatelle

Chicken Fajita Tagliatelle

A delicious meal for all the family that is cheap and easy to make and always goes down a treat with the kids.

You Will Need

4 Chicken Breasts (cook from frozen) I use ‘cook from frozen chicken breasts’ simply because they are cheap to buy, easy to cook, and great for making sure I only use what I need. If you prefer to use fresh chicken, that is fine, just make sure you adjust your cooking time accordingly.

1 tsp Olive Oil

1 Red Pepper (finely sliced)

1 Courgette (finely sliced and quartered)

1 Red Onion (finely sliced)

1 Tbsp Tomato Puree

110ml Chicken Stock (made from a stock cube is fine)

30g pack fajita seasoning mix

400g Dried Tagliatelle (roughly 100g for each person)


Lay chicken breasts onto baking tray and brush lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle 1/3 of the fajita mix onto the chicken and then oven cook the chicken according to the baking instructions on the packaging.  

Slice, chop and fry the red pepper, courgette, and red onion in a large pan. Sprinkle the remaining fajita mix onto the vegetables and continue to fry until soft.

Add the chicken stock and the tomato puree. Bring to the boil and then simmer until you have a nice thick sauce.  

While the sauce is simmering and the chicken is baking, boil the tagliatelle as per the packet instructions.

Once the pasta is cooked, drain, and stir into the sauce.

Serve the pasta with the cooked chicken sliced on top.

Other Ideas

You can serve this on its own, with a salad, or a side of mixed veg!

You can also add a sprinkle of cheese and some sour cream to really indulge the fajita portion of the dish.

If you don’t want to slice the chicken for the top, once your chicken is cooked, dice it up and throw it in with the sauce.

Also, if you don’t want to splash out on tagliatelle (I only did because Aldi had an Italian event on) do the exact same recipe and replace 400g of tagliatelle with 400g of penne pasta which you can pick up for a matter of pence!

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