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.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Fajitas recipe?
Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.
The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.
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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A decent frying pan is an essential piece of kitchen equipment! You can pick one up from Amazon, or most large supermarkets.
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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