Creamy Fajita Macaroni Chicken

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May 2, 2022

A creamy Mexican chicken sauce over macaroni - yum!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • Yields: 4-6

Ingredients

1-1.25kg skinless chicken thigh fillets

2 x 125g cans of diced capsicum - drained

300ml cooking cream

250g block of cream cheese, cubed

2 tablespoons of concentrated tomato paste

40g sachet of Mexican fajita seasoning

3 strands of green onions/eschalots, sliced

400g (raw weight) macaroni pasta, COOKED

Optional: fresh coriander to serve

Directions

1Slice thigh fillets into strips and add to slow cooker

2Add capsicum. (You can also swap this canned variety for one small red and one small green capsicum fresh, diced small, if you wish)

3Combine the cooking cream, cream cheese, tomato paste and fajita seasoning and pour over.

4Cook on low for 4.5hrs - adding in the fresh green onion slices only in the last 20mins of cooking.

5I cooked this in a 5L slow cooker and I had room to spoon in my cooked macaroni. Otherwise use another large bowl to combine the two to mix well.

6Serve immediately

7Lovely served with a sprinkle of fresh coriander (even if I'm the only family member who will eat this herb hahaha)

8Note: This is not spicy so suitable for the whole family

Submitted by Paulene Christie

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16 Reviews

Jess

August 31, 2022

Delicious! I used breast instead of thigh and it still turned out beautifully.

Lisa C

July 27, 2022

Sensational! This is my new favourite recipe.
I put the thigh fillets in whole, cooked for 5 hours and then shredded before I put the cooked pasta in. I also used fresh capsicum.

Sorry I didn’t see this msg in time but I see you nailed it 🙂

Tanya

July 19, 2022

Wowee this was delicious, now I did make some adjustments but damn this one’s a keeper, I doubled the cream, doubled the fajita seasoning, I added one sachet of chilli con carn and 2 sliced French shallots, because I had them but if I didn’t I would have used red or brown onion, oh and I used fresh capsicum , I also doubled the spring onions, I used 500g penne pasta instead of 400g of Mac, and added the crunchy ends of the green onion at the start and the green parts 20 min before serving like suggested.

Next time I’ll add corn, yes it was saucier than needed to be but I like that, oh my……if I had garlic bread I would have sopped up those juices with it!!! It’s a keeper. Whole family cleaned their bowls, this made 6 large serves

Tanya

July 18, 2022

Question guys, i have teens that eat like adult men, I am feeding 5 people, do you think maybe i should not exactly double this but maybe add an extra half of everything? making this tomm ill come back and review 🙂

Seza

July 1, 2022

I made this the other night and my family loved this! I’ve had requests to make more already!!!

Susie Maher

July 1, 2022

Absolutely delicious…. we tried for the first time and the whole family loved it! Would love to try with fresh capsicum next time but definitely adding to our list of favourites . Serving size was great, just enough left over to take for lunch the next day… 😋😀

Shandi-Lee Doalman

July 1, 2022

We loved this!! Next time I’m going to add other veggies and another flavour sachet as well just to get more of a Mexican flavour throughout

Lisa Smallridge

June 27, 2022

Absolutely loved this. Showed a friend the recipe and we both decided to cook it the same night to share the anticipation. What a hit. Made such a large amount I was able to share the love with a couple other people as well. Only alteration I made was putting a brown onion in as I didn’t have any green onions. Would definitely make again.

Carol Saunders

June 24, 2022

The taste was sensational, plus the amount it makes is huge!!.. my leftovers are going in the pie maker with grated tasty cheese for dinner tomorrow night. Two meals out of one dish! So budget friendly.

Stella

June 17, 2022

My 2 boys, 11 and 15, NEVER agree on anything, but loved this. Hubby and I also enjoyed!

Hayley Smith

June 11, 2022

This was a huge hit in my house!! My kids loved it, my 13 yr old went back for seconds, and has asked me to make sure this meal is a regular in our house!!
They didn’t find it spicy at all.

Holly

June 4, 2022

Very easy to make and tasty. Makes a good amount for work lunches.

Jade

June 1, 2022

Really tasty!! Everyone loved it.

Hayley

May 19, 2022

Kids said it was a bit spicy! Husband absolutely loved. Be nice with bacon or even beef to make a shredded beef for loaded fries 😍

Michelle Cameron

May 3, 2022

5 stars it was the best whole family loved it even my 11 year old said it’s his favorite meal and has over taken the lasagna even enough for left overs thanks for your easy great recipes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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