Fajita Bombs

  • 10MINS
  • 25MINS
  • Serves 6
  • 386KCAL

Ready for an explosion of fajita flavours? We’ve parcelled lightly spiced chicken and veggies inside a crispy tortilla shell for this slimming friendly midweek meal.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories386
  • Carbs32g
  • Protein37g
  • Fat10g
  • Saturates5.8g
  • Sugars8.6g

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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!

If fajitas are a family favourite in your house, you NEED to try this fun twist on the midweek classic! Fajita spiced chicken and veggies get wrapped up in tortilla packages and baked in the oven until the shell is all crispy. Crack them open for an explosion of fajita flavours!

Our slimming friendly recipe uses a homemade fajita spice blend, which is SO much nicer than the pre-packaged mixes you get in the supermarket. 

Serve these for a midweek family feast and load them up with salsa and sour cream – everyone will be so excited to get stuck in! 

What diets are these Fajita Bombs suitable for?

Fajita Bombs can be enjoyed on a gluten free diet, as long as you substitute the tortilla wraps for suitable gluten free alternatives. 

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Fajita Bombs?

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 Fajita Bombs?

Nope! This is a super easy midweek dinner that you can make from ingredients that you usually have in the house. Anything that you need to pick up should be easy to find in your usual supermarket. 

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My bombs are large, easy to make
Changed it up a bit by using piccolo mixed tomatoes as I wanted to use them up. Served with mixed salad.
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Superb!!!
Batch cook and freeze!
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Loved it! Great fajita taste and quick and easy to make
I used frozen mixed peppers and added a sprinkle of parmesan on the top too. I halved the recipe & so had one for dinner, one to take to work for lunch and one for the freezer. Served with cajun chips and salad.
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Easy to do and very yummy!
Loved this, as a solo I look for recipes that can be frozen easily and able to reheat for lunches as well as dinner's. This fits the bill perfectly. Kept to the instructions and it's delish!
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Not so hot hot hot
Skip adding the chilli powder to the recipe if you don’t like it hot or you’re feeding to children.
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Mexican perfection!
I added a tin of mixed taco beans which made the filling go further and was great for batch cooking. The recipe was absolutely delicious and is a firm favourite now
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So easy to make, and absolutely delicious!
I made a sauce from low fat mayonnaise and sriracha to give it a little added kick, and it was amazing!
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Fajita Bomb success!
Loved making these! I’m going to attempt with sweet potato tortillas this week, as they’re a lot lower in SW syns and gluten-free etc.

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How many calories are in these Fajita Bombs?

There are 386 calories in each portion of these Fajita Bombs, which means the recipe falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Fajita Bombs recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and it 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.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC and spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat.

Step 2

Add the chicken to the pan and fry for 3 minutes, then add the onion and pepper and continue to cook for 3 more minutes.

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Step 3

Sprinkle in the coriander, cumin, paprika, chilli powder and garlic granules and give the pan a stir to coat the chicken in the spices. Add in the tomato puree and chopped tomatoes and allow to bubble for 4 minutes.

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Step 4

Microwave the tortilla wraps for 30 seconds. This is to make them easier to fold.

Step 5

Lay a tortilla wrap out and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of Cheddar cheese. Spoon some of the chicken mixture on top of the cheese. Fold the bottom of the tortilla over the chicken, folding it away from yourself, then rotate and repeat the fold on the next edge. Continue until the chicken is contained within the tortilla.

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Step 6

Place the fajita bomb in an oven dish with the seam facing down. Repeat with the other tortillas.

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Step 7

Sprinkle the remaining cheese on the top and pop in the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the tortilla wraps are just starting to go crispy.

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Step 8

In a small bowl combine the chopped tomatoes, red onion, lime juice and garlic granules.

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Step 9

Serve the tortilla bombs with a spoonful of the salsa and sour cream.

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What could I serve with these Fajita Bombs?

Fajita Bombs are delicious served with a simple side salad, or you can pair with some of our other Mexican inspired dishes for a fabulous feast. We like them served simply with some oven chips and leafy greens!

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How do you know when Fajita Bombs are cooked?

You should cook these Fajita Bombs until the cheese is melted and the tortilla has started to go crispy. The chicken inside should be cooked all the way through, with no pinkness in the middle. 

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 Fajita Bombs in the fridge?

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

If you have any leftovers, make sure that you allow them to cool before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftover Fajita Bombs can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

Can I freeze Fajita Bombs?

You can absolutely freeze this recipe! If you do, just remember to do the following:

  • Allow it to cool and then freeze as soon as it’s cold enough.
  • Place in a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Add a label with the recipe name and what date you froze it.

How do I reheat Fajita Bombs?

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

From frozen: Allow to defrost overnight in the fridge and then reheat from chilled following the instructions above. 

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Fajita Bombs

Ready for an explosion of fajita flavours? We’ve parcelled lightly spiced chicken and veggies inside a crispy tortilla shell for this slimming friendly midweek meal.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 386
  • Carbs 32G

Ingredients

  • 650 g chicken breast, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 pepper, any colour, deseeded and finely diced
  • ½ red onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 200 g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 6 low calorie soft tortilla wraps
  • 100 g reduced fat Cheddar cheese, finely grated

To serve

  • 200 g chopped tomatoes
  • ½ red onion, peeled and finely diced
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 6 tbsp reduced fat sour cream

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC and spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken to the pan and fry for 3 minutes, then add the onion and pepper and continue to cook for 3 more minutes.
  3. Sprinkle in the coriander, cumin, paprika, chilli powder and garlic granules and give the pan a stir to coat the chicken in the spices. Add in the tomato puree and chopped tomatoes and allow to bubble for 4 minutes.
  4. Microwave the tortilla wraps for 30 seconds. This is to make them easier to fold.
  5. Lay a tortilla wrap out and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of Cheddar cheese. Spoon some of the chicken mixture on top of the cheese. Fold the bottom of the tortilla over the chicken, folding it away from yourself, then rotate and repeat the fold on the next edge. Continue until the chicken is contained within the tortilla.
  6. Place the fajita bomb in an oven dish with the seam facing down. Repeat with the other tortillas.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on the top and pop in the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the tortilla wraps are just starting to go crispy.
  8. In a small bowl combine the chopped tomatoes, red onion, lime juice and garlic granules.
  9. Serve the tortilla bombs with a spoonful of the salsa and sour cream.

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Helen procterSunday 27th February 2022

How spicy is this?

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    HollyTuesday 1st March 2022

    Hi Helen, the Fajita Bombs aren’t overly spicy but if you’ve like to make it milder you could use a mild chilli powder or you can leave out the chilli powder if you prefer. Hope that helps!

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TracyFriday 25th February 2022

Can I pre make these for the following day

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    HollyTuesday 1st March 2022

    Hi Tracy, I think you can make the filling and pop it in the fridge the day before but would assemble the bombs when ready to cook as he wraps may become a little soggy. Hope that helps!

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HelenWednesday 23rd February 2022

This dish looks delicious, is it spicy! My children love fajitas but only the mild packet mix.

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    HollyTuesday 1st March 2022

    Hi Helen, if you’ve like to make it milder you could use a mild chilli powder or omit the chilli powder all together, hope that helps!

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WendyFriday 18th February 2022

Fajita bomb recipe which book is it in please?

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    HollyFriday 18th February 2022

    Hi Wendy, this recipe is exclusive to our website so doesn’t appear in any of our books. We have an article HERE which talks through how to save your favourite recipes so you can find them quickly next time. Hope that helps!

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