Tex Mex Chicken

Our slimming-friendly Tex Mex Chicken is just as good as a restaurant version, but perfect if you’re calorie counting of following a diet plan like Weight Watchers!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

This Tex Mex Chicken can be served in so many ways – with rice, potatoes or in wraps! We love it with our Mexican Potatoes – the spices work sooo well together.

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If you prefer rice with your Tex Mex feast, then why not try this Nando’s Spicy Rice instead!

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What do I need to make this Tex Mex Chicken?

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This Tex Mex Chicken is really simple to make, with no fancy gadgets. As usual, you’ll need a decent baking tray – you can pick one up from most large supermarkets, or over on Amazon!

The Seasoning

This Tex Mex Chicken uses Piri Piri seasoning which you can get from any good supermarket or pick it up from Amazon!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Tex Mex Chicken recipe?

If you’re looking for a hearty meal to help you avoid a takeaway or restaurant bought food then this is just the ticket.

At 9 Smart Points per portion you’ll be amazed at how tasty it is! If you wanted to cut down on the points, then you could serve half the amount and have it with some extra vegetables!

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How many Calories are in this Tex Mex Chicken?

This Tex Mex Chicken has just 326 Calories per portion! Make sure you remove any visible fat to ensure the leanest meat possible.

If you prefer an extra kick to your meals then why not add some extra chilli to the recipe? You can adapt all the seasonings and spices used in this recipe to suit your tastes!

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Can I freeze this Tex Mex Chicken?

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Make sure it’s piping hot before serving!

How do I make this Tex Mex Chicken?

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Add all the herbs and spices to a bowl and mix well.

Tex Mex Chicken | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Step 2

Place the chicken thigh fillets into a large freezer bag and squeeze over the lime juice. Place the spices into the bag, seal, and shake until the chicken is coated in the spice mix.

Tex Mex Chicken | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Step 3

Place the fillets onto a baking tray and pop in the oven for 20 minutes.

Tex Mex Chicken | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Step 4

Cut the peppers into 1cm strips. Once the chicken has been cooking for 20 minutes, add the peppers and cook for a further 10-15 minutes when the chicken will look golden and cooked through.

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Step 5

Serve with your choice of accompaniment!

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Portions 5 minutes 35 minutes

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326kcal 9

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Add all the herbs and spices to a bowl and mix well.
  2. Place the chicken thigh fillets into a large freezer bag and squeeze over the lime juice. Place the spices into the bag, seal, and shake until the chicken is coated in the spice mix.
  3. Place the fillets onto a baking tray and pop in the oven for 20 minutes.
  4. Cut the peppers into 1cm strips. Once the chicken has been cooking for 20 minutes, add the peppers and cook for a further 10-15 minutes when the chicken will look golden and cooked through.
  5. Serve with your choice of accompaniment!

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RECIPE NOTES

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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7 Comments
  1. Is it okay to substitute real garlic and onion for the granules? Is there reason granules are being used, or is it just for convenience?

  2. Hi Nicki
    The recipe uses chicken thighs, which are pointed on the Weight Watchers plan. 800g is 35 points, which split between 4 comes to 8.75 points. We always round up. You could, of course, use skinless chicken breasts instead, which would make it a zero point dish.
    Hope this helps.

  3. Hi Theresa
    The recipe uses chicken thighs, which are pointed on the Weight Watchers plan. 800g is 35 points, which split between 4 comes to 8.75 points. We always round up. You could, of course, use skinless chicken breasts instead, which would make it a zero point dish.
    Hope this helps.

  4. Hi, I’m not a big fan of drumsticks, would breast be okay? If so, should I be making any adjustments to the spice mix?

    Thanks

    1. Hi Sarah,

      Yes, you might need to adjust the cooking times as chicken breasts don’t take as long to cook as thighs 😊

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