Creamy pasta, savory Mexican seasoning, and satisfying pasta. Could life get any better? It absolutely can, when you consider that the recipe is low in carbs. And on top of everything else, it is so easy to prepare that you can have it any weeknight after a busy day.
Mexican-inspired fajitas are reflected with the onions and bell peppers and fajita seasoning. You can choose any color or colors of bell peppers you prefer. If you like, you can add canned fire-roasted tomatoes or fresh grape tomatoes or sliced roma tomatoes. If you do not have a packet of fajita seasoning on hand, you can make your own seasoning mix with cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and salt.
Feel free to use salmon or shrimp instead of chicken if you prefer. They may be quicker to cook than chicken, so watch them carefully while they are on the stove.
Now, what about the “alfredo” part? That comes from cream, butter, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. Yum!
Finally, the elephant in the room: can something so creamy, heart, and delicious recipe really be healthy? Well, you can decide. Just know that when you use Great Low-Carb Pasta - Penne, the pasta is only adding 7 grams of net carbs to the meal. There are also 18 grams of dietary fiber, tons of vegetables, and lean protein, along with a bunch of fat. How does that sound?
Recipe for Keto-Friendly Chicken Fajita Alfredo
Makes 5 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes