Aug 27, 2021 2 min read

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


Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Great Low-Carb Pasta - Penne
  • 1 lb. of skinless chicken breast, thigh, or tenderloins, cut into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, 
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings, and rings sliced in half
  • 1 packet of fajita seasoning 
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • ¾ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • Optional garnishes: salsa, sour cream, avocado slices, chopped tomato, lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Cook the Great Low-Carb Pasta - Penne according to the directions on the package. Boil water, add the pasta, and cook it for 10 minutes or until barely al dente. Drain the pasta, rinse it, and set it aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the garlic and turn heat to low.
  3. While the garlic is cooking, add the onion, red and green bell peppers, and chicken to a bowl and toss them with the contents of the packet of fajita seasoning and the lime juice. 
  4. Add the chicken, onion, and bell peppers to the skillet and turn the heat to medium. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until chicken is cooked.
  5. Add the cream. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  6. Add the butter and parmesan cheese and stir until they are melted.
  7. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss to coat the pasta with the sauce.
  8. Plate the pasta, Add any optional garnishes, such as salsa, sour cream, avocado slices, or chopped tomato.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
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