The wife was pleasantly surprised with the Stuffed Green Peppers last Thursday, so this week I will be making Chicken Fajita Pasta! Thank you to Holly for the suggestion! Remember, I’m a beginner chef and shouldn’t be trusted on my own. This is the first time I’m making any of these meals. Hell, I didn’t even read the directions before I started!
Difficulty level: Oh God, where is my wife when I need her? (which is right above “there are how many steps?” and right below “Sadie, call the fire department!“)
I took the liberty to change a few things from the original recipe. Though my wife is pregnant, I still try to make it to Funky Town every once in a while and scallion breath is a definite turn off… For days.
So here’s what you need:
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin (pronounced Q-men)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp chili powder (so many spices)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 large white onion, sliced (I used a bag of frozen chopped onion)
- 1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced
- 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 10oz can of Mild Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and green chilis
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 7oz of Cellentani pasta
Now you could find all of this out by reading the recipe above. However, my experience with this recipe is much more exciting!
I started off cutting up the chicken. My wife is terrified of raw chicken guts and I’m usually not trusted with touching it in the house. But she’s gone now! However, if your wife is anything like mine, she’ll ask if you disinfected the kitchen, the utensils, the pots, the pans, your hands, the dog. Make sure you can say yes to all of these things before she gets home.
Add the oil to a deep, nonstick pan. I had to change pans halfway through…
Season chicken with 3/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp chili powder and 1/4 tsp garlic powder and throw it into the pan. I cooked the chicken until it was brown.
So here’s the kicker. I don’t follow directions very well and I cooked the pasta outside of the broth. Don’t do that. Also I didn’t have anything chopped or sliced by the time the chicken was done. So don’t follow by my example!
So be sure to chop everything up before there are things you have to pay attention to, like noodles overflowing and chicken burning. And schedule some time to cry in the bathroom when everything gets too overwhelming! Your wife won’t be home for another twelve whole minutes! You’ve got this!
After everything is chopped, throw the bell peppers into the pot and let them cook until soft. Then I dumped in the broth, diced tomatoes and already cooked pasta into the pan together and let everything sit while I frantically cleaned the kitchen. Sadie helps by eating what I drop.
Instead of adding the sour cream into the pan, I added it into the bowl. I also added cheese (because who doesn’t put cheese on fajita pasta? Like I said, something wrong with the directions, not me)Looks great, but let’s see what the wife thinks!SHE LOVES IT!Number of meals dad-to-be knows: 4
(Three more and I can write a cook book!)
Thank you to everyone for your support in my quest to become the greatest Stay-at-Home-Dad ever! Give me a recipe in the comments that you’d like to see me scramble together and you’ll get a shout out! Don’t forget to Like, share, and comment! And tune in every Thursday for more cooking fun!
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