Chicken Fajitas

  • 10MINS
  • 18MINS
  • 240KCAL

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.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories240
  • Carbs12g
  • Protein22g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates0.5g
  • Sugars6g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These slimming friendly Chicken Fajitas are so much tastier than those made with a packet spice mix and are perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Our Chicken Fajitas are spicy, colourful, packed full of flavour and you don’t have to serve them in the traditional wraps. You can serve them with pasta, rice or even with a fresh salad!

We love a little bit of extra heat in our food, but you can add more or less chilli powder and flakes depending on your personal preferences.

This recipe is super versatile and the chicken can be swapped out for beef or prawns instead – whatever you prefer!

What diets are these Chicken Fajitas suitable for?

This Chicken Fajitas recipe is suitable for dairy free and gluten free diets.

It can be made vegetarian as long as you swap out the following ingredients for vegetarian versions;

  • Chicken breasts

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

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Fajitas recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chicken Fajitas recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Point per portion of this Chicken Fajitas recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Chicken Fajitas recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken Fajitas?

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You don’t really need any special ingredients or equipment to make this recipe.

We’ve used a tasty combination of spices in this dish. They’re the ones that we use really often so you’ll find them super useful. You can pick them up really easily from a supermarket.

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How many calories are in these Chicken Fajitas?

There are 240 calories per portion in these Chicken Fajitas, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

These Chicken Fajitas are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit 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.

Step 1

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray. Cook the chicken strips for 5 minutes.

Step 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.

Step 3

Add the sliced peppers and onions, and the water. Mix well and leave to cook for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Serve with wraps or rice, and a dollop of fat free yoghurt!

What could I serve with this Chicken Fajitas?

These Chicken Fajitas are super versatile and work really well with any number of accompaniments including the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Chicken Fajitas are cooked?

You should cook these Chicken Fajitas for around 18 minutes or until the vegetables and chicken are cooked through.

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 Fajitas in the fridge?

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

If you allow any leftovers 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 these 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 these 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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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.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    18 MINS
  • KCals 240
  • Carbs 12G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts visible skin and fat removed, sliced into strips
  • 2 peppers sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 100 ml water
  • low calorie cooking spray

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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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Julie SandersonTuesday 11th June 2019

How many total carbs are in this recipe want to make it but trying to cut down on carbs

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    Emma TThursday 20th June 2019

    Hi Julie,

    We’d recommend using a nutritional calculator to find out this info ????

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Jade RossTuesday 12th March 2019

The calories per person is that including a wrap? Just we are a picky household I do veg and the other half has the chicken so trying to calorie count! X

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JaneTuesday 5th March 2019

How easy would this be to do in the oven? No hob facilities where I’m staying for a few weeks!

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John NewallWednesday 9th January 2019

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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