Delicious, quick and easy. This One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake is the perfect midweek meal. The pasta is just cooked and the sauce coats the pasta beautifully, plus you get all the benefits of Mexican AND Italian flavours in one dish!!
Mix together all the marinade ingredients. Add the diced chicken and mix thoroughly to coat. Ideally put in the fridge and leave to marinate for 1-2 hours. Alternatively, if you don’t have the time, just continue with the recipe.
Return the chicken and any juices to the pan, along with the pasta, passata and water. Bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice until the pasta is nearly al dente. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas mark 7 / 425F.
In order to make this dish truly a one pot dish you need to cook it in a wide, fairly deep pan that is both suitable to go on the stove and in the oven. I use my much loved Le Creuset style sauté pan for this. But anything will do so long as it can be used on the hob and in the oven. If you don’t have anything suitable, then you will need to transfer the dish from a saucepan to an oven dish for the final step.
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.