Chicken Fajita Pasta

This Chicken Fajita Pasta is a great alternative to using wraps – and a proper tasty, slimming friendly meal for the whole family!

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Nothing beats pasta on the comfort food front, and when coupled with a few spices and some tasty chicken and peppers, you’ve got the perfect dinner.

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This dish is nicely finished off with a splodge of fat free yoghurt and a sprinkle of chilli. You could also top with some fresh herbs – coriander or chives would work really well!

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How many Calories is this Chicken Fajita Pasta?

Each portion of this Chicken Fajita Pasta is only 351 calories per portion! This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. You can find all of our other Everyday Light recipes here.

This dish is great for anyone, including those counting calories or following diet plans like Weight Watchers and similar.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What diets is this Chicken Fajita Pasta suitable for?

This recipe could be made gluten free by switching the pasta for a gluten free variety.

You could also enjoy this dish if you’re dairy free, just leave out the dollop of natural yogurt we suggested for serving. 

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

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Vegetarians could switch the chicken breast for a  substitute like quorn, or leave it out all together.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Fajita Pasta?

A portion of our Chicken Fajita Pasta recipe has just 10 Points for those following the WW plan.

How to make Chicken Fajita Pasta

Making this dish is really simpler! Here’s a summary; 

  • Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packet. In a pestle and mortar, mix the cumin, coriander, chilli flakes, garlic salt and chilli powder until thoroughly combined.
  • The chicken should be sliced into strips. Spray a pan with Frylight and cook the chicken for 5 minutes. Add the spice mix and tomato puree and cook out for 3 minutes.
  • Add the sliced peppers and onions, along with 200mls of water and mix well. Leave to cook for 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the peppers and onions have just started to soften.
  • Drain the pasta and combine with the chicken fajita mix. Serve with a dollop of fat free yoghurt, or your topping of choice!

What should you should serve with Chicken Fajita Pasta?

This pasta dish is a full meal in itself. If you do fancy serving it with something, why not try one of the options below?

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

Do you need anything special to make Chicken Fajita Pasta?

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You’ll probably already have most of the ingredients in your cupboard already. So, not really, no!

We like to mix our spices up in a pestle and mortar, a great addition to your kitchen if you don’t already have one.

We love a heavy pestle and mortar like this one from Amazon.

It’s not a necessity though – you can always grind up the spices in a food processor or bash them up in a sandwich bag with the end of a rolling pin!

How do you know when Chicken Fajita Pasta is cooked?

The meat will be white all the way through and the pasta and vegetables will be soft but not soggy.

This dish takes around 20 minutes over a medium heat on the hob.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Chicken Fajita Pasta in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Chicken Fajita Pasta in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Chicken Fajita Pasta?

Yes you can! 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.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Chicken Fajita Pasta?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packet. In a pestle and mortar, mix the cumin, coriander, chilli flakes, garlic salt and chilli powder until thoroughly combined.
  2. The chicken should be sliced into strips. Spray a pan with Frylight and cook the chicken for 5 minutes. Add the spice mix and tomato puree and cook out for 3 minutes. 
  3. Add the sliced peppers and onions, along with 200mls of water and mix well. Leave to cook for 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the peppers and onions have just started to soften.
  4. Drain the pasta and combine with the chicken fajita mix. Serve with a dollop of fat free yoghurt, or your topping of choice!

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25 Comments
  1. Hi there – I want to make this dish tonight. Could I use the schwartz fajita spice instead of the other spices mentioned above ? I could still do the water and tomato purée to make it moist.

  2. Made this tonight fir the first time using ground spices. Tasted good but think the flavours could have been stronger do woyld recommend adding a little more if using ground d instead of whole spices. I have some leftover do will see if the flavour improves tomorrow lunchtime . Otherwise love it, fast and easy!

  3. Made a huge pan of this for family coming around last night ….went down a storm! Only downside was I had hoped there would be leftovers for lunch today …. no chance! :o) They loved it, not a morsel left! Thankyou! :o)

  4. Hi

    Could I make this with quorn instead as I am a vegetarian and like the recipe? If so how would I change the chicken fajita mix? If you could please let me know I would appreciate it as I am looking to try this.

  5. Hi! I did like this, but was very thankful that I still had my HEA cheese to use because there just wasn’t much flavour to it. I did follow the recipe to the letter. I am thinking next time I make, I will use 200ml of stock rather than water – has anyone else tried this?

  6. Hey!

    Can you replace the chicken in this dish with tofu?

    If so, how! What steps do I need to take to ensure I get the same great taste?

    Many thanks,
    Katy

    1. Hi Katy,

      I’m not a tofu expert but I would suggest using a firm tofu which you could gently stir through the sauce and heat through carefully, before adding the pasta!

      Hope that helps!

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