Creamy Fajita Macaroni Chicken

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May 2, 2022

Creamy Fajita Macaroni Chicken 5 0 5 7

A creamy Mexican chicken sauce over macaroni - yum!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • 15 mins

    4 hrs 30 mins

    4 hrs 45 mins

  • Yields: 4-6


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


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


8 Reviews

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.


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.


June 4, 2022

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


June 1, 2022

Really tasty!! Everyone loved it.


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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