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Chicken Fajita Mac and Cheese
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17 INGREDIENTS • 9 STEPS • 1HR

Chicken Fajita Mac and Cheese

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Chicken fajita mac and cheese is such a fun way to combine two yummy dishes! It's pure comfort with a little heat for cold nights.
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Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Welcome to Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen, a love letter to my two incredible grandmothers, both of whom I think about every time I’m in the kitchen.
http://jeanieandluluskitchen.com/
Chicken fajita mac and cheese is such a fun way to combine two yummy dishes! It's pure comfort with a little heat for cold nights.
1HR
Total Time
$1.81
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
us / metric
Olive Oil
1 dash
Red Bell Pepper
1
Red Bell Pepper, deseeded, diced
Green Bell Pepper
1
Green Bell Pepper, deseeded, diced
Onion
1
Onion, diced
Taco Seasoning
2 tsp
McCormick® Taco Seasoning Mix, divided
Garlic Powder
as needed
McCormick® Garlic Powder
Salt
1 pinch
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 pinch
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Lime
1
Lime, juiced
Butter
1/3 cup
Milk
3 cups
Dijon Mustard
1 tsp
Dijon Mustard
Medium Pasta Shells
1 lb
Medium Pasta Shells
Cheddar Cheese
1 1/2 cups
Cheddar Cheese, freshly grated
Smoked Gouda
1 cup
Smoked Gouda, freshly grated
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
746
Fat
31.7 g
Protein
42.4 g
Carbs
76.0 g
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Welcome to Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen, a love letter to my two incredible grandmothers, both of whom I think about every time I’m in the kitchen.
http://jeanieandluluskitchen.com/
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step 1
Get out a large skillet with deep sides and heat the Olive Oil (1 dash) in it over medium high heat. Brown the Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (1 lb) in it until it is cooked through.
step 2
Add the Red Bell Pepper (1), Green Bell Pepper (1), and Onion (1). Let them become soft and fragrant for another 2 minutes or so.
step 3
While that all cooks, season everything with 1 teaspoon of the McCormick® Taco Seasoning Mix (1 tsp), McCormick® Garlic Powder (as needed), Salt (1 pinch) and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1 pinch).
step 4
Pour in the juice from the Lime (1) as well. Let the whole mixture simmer together in the lime juice for another 2-3 minutes, then remove it to a plate and set it aside.
step 5
Add the Butter (1/3 cup) and All-Purpose Flour (1/3 cup) to the same pan and whisk them together thoroughly until it becomes a thick, golden mixture.
step 5 Add the Butter (1/3 cup) and All-Purpose Flour (1/3 cup) to the same pan and whisk them together thoroughly until it becomes a thick, golden mixture.
step 6
Slowly pour in the Milk (3 cups) while you keep whisking, then add the remaining McCormick® Taco Seasoning Mix (as needed) and Dijon Mustard (1 tsp). Turn the heat down to medium and let the sauce simmer for 6-8 minutes, whisking it often. It should become thick and luscious.
step 7
In the meantime, get a pot of water on and bring it to a boil for the Medium Pasta Shells (1 lb). Cook it until tender for about 7-8 minutes. Drain it and set it aside for just a minute. The sauce should be done at this point.
step 8
Whisk in the Cheddar Cheese (1 1/2 cups) and Smoked Gouda (1 cup) until it is a smooth, gorgeous and cheesy sauce.
step 8 Whisk in the Cheddar Cheese (1 1/2 cups) and Smoked Gouda (1 cup) until it is a smooth, gorgeous and cheesy sauce.
step 9
Stir the chicken, pepper and onion mixture back in too. Finally, stir the pasta in thoroughly to get coated in the cheese sauce. Scoop it into bowls and serve immediately!
step 9 Stir the chicken, pepper and onion mixture back in too. Finally, stir the pasta in thoroughly to get coated in the cheese sauce. Scoop it into bowls and serve immediately!
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American
Comfort Food
Shellfish-Free
Fall
Quick & Easy
Pasta
Winter
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