Chicken Fajita Feta-ccine


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This Chicken Fajita Feta-ccine is a long lost recipe from my recipe binders. I have three thick binders plus a few skinny ones. As I cooked throughout college, I printed recipes and stored them in my binder along with magazine pages I tore out. I made this fettuccine dish a lot, and I remember my mom even requested it a few times when I would cook at home for them. Soon after graduation when I started my night shifts at Target, I lost a lot of my joy. Finding a degree-worthy job while cleaning up after slobs and being yelled at because you don’t know what color the filing cabinet is in the box or whether the wrinkle free sheets are truly wrinkle free doesn’t exactly leave you inspired to do much. However, those binders mean a lot to me, and as I moved on to my big girl job, I packed those binders as is. They sat on my shelf as my cookbook collection grew. Then I got my iPhone and started digitizing my recipes. One day, I needed my recipe for pizza sauce in my binder, and as I turned the pages, I found all kinds of recipes I used to make, including my Chicken Fajita Feta-ccine. I was so excited that I couldn’t wait to share it with you. It’s the flavors of chicken fajita with an Italian twist of pasta. It’s a great meal to make for today’s #SundaySupper Cinco de Mayo Fiesta when you don’t want traditional food.

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Chicken fajitas are a pretty common staple in Tex-Mex food – tortillas filled with strips of spice-rubbed chicken, bell peppers, and onions. For this pasta dish, you take the chicken and bell peppers, use salsa for the sauce, toss with fettuccine, and top with feta cheese (hence feta-ccine).

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I know this dish isn’t one you normally see for Cinco de Mayo given that it is pasta, but the flavors will transport you to a fiesta filled with dancing in colorful flamingo dresses and a mariachi band (this is also the part where I say it tastes like a fiesta in your mouth, but I hate the phrase “in your mouth” along with amazeballs, om nom nom, get in my belly, and unctuous mouthfeel).

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Chicken Fajita Feta-ccine
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4 ounces fettuccine pasta
1 boneless and skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, cut into strips
1 garlic clove, minced
1 medium bell pepper, cut into strips (or a mix of red, yellow, orange, and/or green)
1 cup salsa (store-bought or
1/2 cup feta cheese


  1. Bring a pan of water to boil. Cook the pasta as directed on the box.
  2. While waiting for the pasta, in a medium bowl, toss together the chicken, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and lime juice.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a skillet. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink in the middle. Remove from the pan.
  4. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the skillet. Add onion, garlic, and bell pepper and cook for about 5-6 minutes or until peppers are crisp tender.
  5. Add the salsa and bring to a boil (if too thick, add some water). Add the chicken and 1/3 cup feta. Stir until cheese melts.
  6. Once the fettuccine is cooked and drained, toss with the chicken mixture. Top with the remaining feta cheese.

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  1. Carla,
    You had me at unctuous mouthfeel.

    I read that once, had to look up what it meant, thought about putting lipstick on my composting pigs, then threw up a bit in my mouth.

    Not sure how someone could write that with a straight face. I sure couldn’t. Then again, I like Spam, and though Spam can leave an unctuous mouthfeel when I eat it, I prefer to describe it as having ‘the tasty taste’. Or being just plain good.

    Anyway, very neat and different twist on Cinco de Mayo.

    We plan to start with the margaritas and appetizers, and see if we feel like a main dish before jumping straight to dessert.


  2. How cool that this is an old favorite! It sounds soooo yummyy!

  3. I’m always looking for different pasta recipes and this is one I’m adding to my to-cook list. How great to combine Mexican and fettuccine. So glad you dug out this old recipe to share today.

  4. This is the best feta-ccinie I have ever seen! I love it and i want to make it!! Awesome recipe!!!

  5. What a unique spin on the flavors of fajitas! I really love the idea of this dish…especially since I love feta cheese…and fajitas! Putting this on my to-make list for sure!

  6. I have been dying to see what Feta-ccine was… love this recipe Carla!

  7. I really love the way all the coulour match.
    They make a really homogen and Inspiring picture together.
    Orange, red and warm brown tones are maybe one of the best food colour to match.
    Love your work. And I hope it was super tasty :)

    Love, Lorelei

  8. I love chicken fajitas, though I haven’t had them in years. This is such a great twist on them!

  9. I eat a lot of pasta since living alone, and really put anything on it as a sauce. Anything. This is exactly the kind of dish I would make and eat with a tortilla, and then use leftovers with pasta. It sounds unbelievably good, love it! I keep recipes torn from magazines in boxes, but not binders. I should take the time to put them individually in plastic, so much easier to find.

  10. So, I have to pretty much quadruple this. But, we’re having it tuesday. Soooo…woot!

  11. Carla, this is just amazing. And totally up our alley as far as our love of all things pasta goes. AMAZING!

  12. Heehee…there are a few phrases I hate seeing, too. I’ll try not to call your pasta amazeballs…even though it is!!! I think my binder total has surpassed 20. I should really get them on the computer :/

  13. I have a recipe binder, too. Matter of fact, it could use some organization. I love the idea of fajita pasta. I can’t wait to make it. Pinned!

  14. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    This sounds and looks so delicious! I must admit, that thinking of adding in pasta with Mexican food makes my mouth water even more… yum!!! ;-)

  15. What a fun combination of flavors!

  16. Amazing! All the flavours in here are delicious, I would totally make this with shimp too

  17. I can’t wait to try this dish! I love fajitas, what a great idea to make them in to pasta.

  18. What a clever idea! It’s so fun to discover old recipes and bring them back. I sometimes get so excited about all the new recipes, I forget to go back and make the oldies but goodies. This has inspired me to search through the archives.

  19. Ya know… until you wrote them down, I didn’t realize that I pretty much hate all those same phrases. Especially unctuous. There is something about that word that sounds like one is getting ill lol.

    This pasta however??? Oh my gosh, no illness there. It sounds amazing. I would say it sounds “to die for” but there’s another phrase I hate hehe

  20. This feta-cinne is amazeballs. It makes me say on nom nom. I want it to get in mah belly. Ok, now I’m just being a jerk ;) But I draw the line at saying “unctious mouthfeel” – I’ve never heard of that line and I’m glad I haven’t because it makes me feel dirty. I love that you still have your binders of recipes. I have a ginormous one that keeps getting fatter and fatter. Quite frankly, it doesn’t even close anymore. It drives my husband nuts when he sees it. I like knowing that recipes are online or on my computer, but there’s just something special about having paper pages to flip through, y’know?

  21. This looks amazing! My mouth is watering! Great combo’s! Thanks for sharing.

  22. What a festive, fun, flavorful dish! Love this!

  23. Yum! That looks awesome!!! :-) I love chicken fajitas and then add noodles?! Sign me up!

  24. This is so unique and looks so tasty! I’m with you on the recipe-binder love! I know that I COULD digitize them now, but there’s something I love so much about being able to flip through them :)

  25. Love this as a pasta dish, Carla!

  26. Save me a plate! :)

  27. Great recipe. love the twist with the pasta!!

  28. Carla!
    I also used to keep a recipe binder with plastic sleeves. . I was quite obsessive about it.
    I love this! what a great idea! I love a good pasta and this looks deliciously flavorful! and thanks for letting us know. . now I know never to use the words “in your mouth” along with amazeballs, nom nom nom, and get in my belly! :P

  29. I had to do a double take at the recipe name! I love this!


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