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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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 or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
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.
Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray. Cook the chicken strips for 5 minutes.
Combine the spices in a pestle and mortar, or bowl, and add to the chicken with the tomato puree. Cook out for 3 minutes.
Add the sliced peppers and onions, and the water. Mix well and leave to cook for 10 minutes.
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:
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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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.
- KCals 240
- Carbs 12G
- Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray. Cook the chicken strips for 5 minutes.
- Combine the spices in a pestle and mortar, or bowl, and add to the chicken with the tomato puree. Cook out for 3 minutes.
- Add the sliced peppers and onions, and the water. Mix well and leave to cook for 10 minutes.
- Serve with wraps or rice, and a dollop of fat free yoghurt!
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GaynorThursday 25th November 2021
This is simply amazing!
LisaFriday 26th November 2021
Glad you enjoyed it, Gaynor!
TraceySaturday 15th May 2021
Can you add double the amount of chilli powder rather than 1tsp of chilli flakes? Or is there an alternative to chilli flakes?
HollyTuesday 18th May 2021
Hey Tracey, yes if you like things a little hotter feel free to double the amount of chilli powder, or just omit the chilli flakes if you don’t have them hope that helps!
gemmaWednesday 3rd March 2021
is this in any of the books 🙂
HollyWednesday 3rd March 2021
Hey Gemma, the Chicken Fajita recipe is exclusive to our website, hope that helps!
leahTuesday 19th January 2021
what can i add to make it creamy
HollyWednesday 20th January 2021
Hi Leah, you could add a little low fat cream cheese to the fajita mixture if you would rather had a creamy sauce. Hope that helps!
KatieTuesday 6th October 2020
Hi – how many grams of chicken should I be using to serve 2? Trying to calorie count and have bought mini chicken Breast fillets and so I need to work out how many grams would be in 1.5 fillets.
HollyWednesday 7th October 2020
Hey Katie, an average chicken breast weighs approximately 150g so for this recipe you would need approximately 450g of chicken. Hope that helps!
TheresaSunday 23rd August 2020
Tastiest recipe, not too spicy, I added the juice of half a lime just before seving. Thankyou for another excellent recipe.
LisaMonday 24th August 2020
Thank you for your comments, Theresa. We are really happy you enjoy our recipes!
CherrySaturday 13th June 2020
Hi how many portions does this make? 4 or 8 portions? Is it 240 calories for 2 fillings plus the wraps on top?
Steve CowderoyFriday 19th June 2020
Hi Cherry, thanks for getting in touch with us. This recipe makes 4 servings at 240 per serving with the calories for the wraps or rice on top. I hope this helps.
Matthew GordonMonday 18th May 2020
I love the taste of this mixture, I made it and also added some chopped garlic and tomatoes just for a bit more veg as I’m watching the weight, and it’s so tasty!
LisaMonday 18th May 2020
Thanks for your comment, Matthew. You can never have enough veg in my opinion! So glad you enjoyed it.
Bianca Di CantoMonday 27th April 2020
Hi, is the 240 cals just for one portion or for the 4? Also I’m guessing it doesn’t include the wrap? X
Steve CowderoyFriday 8th May 2020
Hi Bianca, thanks for getting in touch with us, yes it is 240 calories per serving and this does not include the wrap. Hope this helps.
RebekahTuesday 28th January 2020
Does per portion mean per one wrap?
Holly LevellMonday 18th May 2020
Hi Rebekah, The calories for our Chicken Fajitas doesn’t include the wrap. This can be served with traditional wraps or with pasta, rice or even with a fresh salad!
VivWednesday 17th July 2019
Could you substitute the tortilla wraps with Lo-dough?
Holly LevellThursday 14th May 2020
Hi Viv, I’m sure these Chicken Fajitas would work well with the Lo-Dough tortilla wrap equivalents
Julie SandersonTuesday 11th June 2019
How many total carbs are in this recipe want to make it but trying to cut down on carbs
Emma TThursday 20th June 2019
We’d recommend using a nutritional calculator to find out this info ????
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
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!
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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