This Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe is from my upcoming eBook, Conquer Dinner. Let me show you exactly how the system works!
If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you’ve heard, in bits and pieces, about my eBook that’s
coming out very soon , (Edited to add: it’s here!) Conquer Dinner: A Step-by-Step Plan for Getting Healthy, Homemade Dinner on the Table, Fast. Today I want to share with you a recipe from that eBook and give you a look at exactly how the system works.
I created this system because my family was becoming increasingly busy with activities in the evenings and I found myself without the time to prepare the healthy and homemade dinners I wanted. I’d made having a family dinner with healthy, homemade food a priority, yet I was drowning in the reality that it was difficult to make it happen.
There were many evenings when we’d get home from our activities and I didn’t have the time or energy to prepare the meal I had planned. I found myself compromising more and more times. I knew something had to change or we’d we eating take-out or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner more nights than I’d prefer.
Conquer Dinner was born from necessity. After using the system for a year, I knew I had to share it with you. I knew that other families have the same priorities as me, to prepare healthy, homemade dinners for their families, but often lack the time or organization needed to make it a reality.
I put together six weeks of our favorite family dinners, and did all the work for you. You’ll have the meal plans and grocery lists ready to go. This takes a huge time burden away from you!
Next, I break down the recipes to show you exactly what you need to do ahead of time (step-by-step!) so the dinner time crunch is much faster, easier, and less chaotic. It takes about one hour of prepping ahead of time and a few minutes the morning of the dinner.
When dinner time comes, your ingredients are ready to go and dinner comes together quickly. Healthy, homemade dinners are possible for even the busiest families with this system!
If you don’t have or aren’t willing to spend that one hour a week doing the meal prep, I show you an alternative for how you can break up the recipe to do a small amount of prep the morning of the dinner. It’s a flexible system that works with a variety of schedules and lifestyles.
Another thing I’ve done for you is show you how each recipe can be adapted to fit different dietary needs. I give you ideas if you have food allergies or restrictions and even how to make the recipes work for pickier eaters. I don’t make separate meals for my kids, but I am willing to adapt recipes to their preferences, and I show you exactly what I do.
This Chicken Fajita Pasta is a dinner recipe from the Conquer Dinner eBook. I can’t make it look exactly how it will look in the eBook here (it’s organized differently in the eBook as the prep is coordinated with the prep of other recipes for the week), but you will get an idea of how I break down the recipe to show you exactly what you need to do ahead of time so that dinner time is faster and easier.
After the recipe I show you my ways to adapt the recipe to be gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, and picky-kid friendly. The recipe is dairy-free, but I tell you ways you can use dairy if you prefer. I tried to make the recipes as flexible as possible as I know every family is different.
For this recipe, I use the Homemade Taco Seasoning I shared here. When you’re following the Conquer Dinner plan, you will have already prepped it ahead of time a different week.
I have talked a lot about the eBook, but I should mention just how fabulous this recipe is. One pot and so flavorful! It’s definitely one of my favorite dinners. I know you’ll love it, too.Print
Note: This recipe was originally adapted from here.
Ideas for Adapting Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe
To make this recipe VEGAN, leave out the chicken. Follow the rest of the recipe, subbing vegetable broth for chicken broth, and when you add the vegetables back to the pasta, add a can of drained and rinsed black beans.
Paleo and Whole30 Adaptation
To make this recipe PALEO and/or Whole30 compliant, do not use the pasta. Instead, add in zucchini noodles from 2-3 zucchinis at the end. Cook until just tender.
To make this recipe GLUTEN-FREE, you can follow the Paleo adaptation, or sub in your favorite gluten-free pasta for the regular pasta.
There are several things you can do for PICKY EATERS with this recipe. If your eater doesn’t like big chunks of tomatoes, blend the diced tomatoes before adding them to the pan.
If your eater doesn’t enjoy onions or bell peppers, leave them out and sub different vegetables they enjoy. Zucchini would work. Corn would also be nice added in.
My picky eaters don’t enjoy sauce or strong flavors. This is how I deconstruct this recipe for them: I cook some of the pasta plain for them (I cook it in chicken stock) as well as plain chicken. They get raw bell peppers as that is their preference. I almost always add some fruit with dinner, also.
Boring in my eyes, but they clean their plate when it looks like this.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and the sneak peek at my Conquer Dinner eBook!
I’m putting the finishing touches on the book and would love to hear any feedback or features you’d like to see included. (I’ll do what I can!) It’s ready! You can learn more here or click here to purchase it now for $19.97.
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