Chicken Fajitas

Step away from the packet mix and make our slimming-friendly Chicken Fajitas recipe instead – perfect if you’re counting calories or following a 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 Chicken Fajitas recipe is spicy, colourful and packed full of flavour. It’s also really versatile and you don’t have to serve it in the traditional wraps.

If you love Mexican food then we’ve got loads of recipes to whet your appetite!

How many Calories are in this Chicken Fajitas recipe?

There are 240 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Chicken Fajitas. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

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.

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What diets is this Chicken Fajitas recipe suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free and dairy free!

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

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Chicken Fajitas?

If you’re looking for a low point dinner then look no further. 

This Chicken Fajitas recipe is just 1 Smart Point per portion! You’ll need to remember to add any points for the accompaniment you choose!

How to make this Chicken Fajitas

This recipe is really easy to make in just a few steps. Here’s a summary;

  • Fry the chicken strips in a frying pan with a little Low calorie cooking spray
  • Add the spices and tomato purée
  • Stir in the other ingredients and cook until the vegetables have softened

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  • Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below

What should you should serve with Chicken Fajitas?

You can serve this Chicken Fajitas with all sorts of different accompaniments. Here are some suggestions:

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

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken Fajitas?

We use a tasty combination of spices in this recipe – they’re ones we use really often so you’ll find them so useful. You can pick them up really easily from a supermarket.

You could use pork, beef or even prawns in this recipe – whatever takes your fancy.

You don’t need any fancy equipment to cook it either!

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Can you cook Chicken Fajitas another way?

You need to cook this recipe as per the method below. It isn’t suitable for cooking in an alternative way.

How do you know when these Chicken Fajitas are cooked?

You should cook this dish until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear. 

This will take around 15-18 minutes 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. 

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How long can you keep Chicken Fajitas in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish 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 Fajitas in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Chicken Fajitas?

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 Fajitas?

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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240kcal 1

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Spray a frying pan with Low calorie cooking spray. Cook the chicken strips for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the spices in a pestle and mortar, or bowl, and add to the chicken with the tomato puree. Cook out for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the sliced peppers and onions, and the water. Mix well and leave to cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve with wraps or rice, and a dollop of fat free yoghurt!

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RECIPE NOTES

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Need help converting the temperature for your oven? 

Click here for our oven temperature conversion guide.

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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5 Comments
  1. I love this recipe. Its similar to one i used for ages. I slow cooker mines just purely for ease and tbh best results. I also tried adding some garlic and herb passata to it, to give it a nice sauce and to prevent it from being too dry.

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