Fajita Chicken Pasta

Slimming Eats Fajita Chicken Pasta - gluten free, dairy free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Slimming Eats Recipe

Serves 3

Extra Easy – 1 syn and 1 HEa per serving

Green – 1 syn and 1 HEa per serving (substitute the meat for more veg of your choice)

Ingredients

  • 240g of rigatoni pasta (can use a gluten free option)
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into strips (or you can use beef or pork)
  • 5 tablespoons of lime juice from a fresh lime
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper , finely chopped (seeds removed)
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar (1 syn)
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil (2 syns)
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 courgette (zucchini), halved lengthways and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • splash of tabasco sauce
  • spray oil
  • to serve:
  • Fat Free Natural Yoghurt (omit if dairy free)
  • 90g of cheddar cheese (3 HEa’s) (omit if dairy free)
  • Freshly chopped coriander

Method

Add to a mini food processor the lime juice, cumin, jalapeno, cayenne pepper, paprika, oregano, sugar, olive oil, crushed garlic and a little salt and blitz a few times until your have a paste. Add to the chicken and mix to coat thoroughly. Refrigerate for a few hours to marinade.

Slimming Eats Fajita Chicken Pasta - gluten free, dairy free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Cook the rigatoni until al dente, drain and set aside.

Spray a frying pan with some spray oil, over a medium high heat. Add the marinated chicken mixture and cook stirring occasionally until the chicken is browned, remove the chicken and set aside.

Slimming Eats Fajita Chicken Pasta - gluten free, dairy free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Add the peppers, onion,and courgette (zucchini) and stir constantly until the vegetables are nice and tender, but still crisp.

Slimming Eats Fajita Chicken Pasta - gluten free, dairy free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Add the chicken back to the pan

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Add the tomato paste, splash of tabasco and a little splash of water and simmer for a couple of mins.

Slimming Eats Fajita Chicken Pasta - gluten free, dairy free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Add the cooked pasta and mix together thoroughly. Top with some fresh chopped coriander.

Slimming Eats Fajita Chicken Pasta - gluten free, dairy free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Serve each portion topped with a HEa of cheddar and a side of fat free yoghurt. (omit if dairy free)

Enjoy!!

Slimming Eats Fajita Chicken Pasta - gluten free, dairy free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx nutritional information:

Approx NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 serving

Calories

548

Fat

16.7g

Saturated Fat

7.7g

Total Carbohydrate

55.4g

Dietary Fibre

3.3g

Sugars

6.1g

Protein

            43.6g

  • Lisa Evrae

    Fajitas are filled tortillas arn’t they. I love wraps, pasta is better as syn free though. Looks lovely x!

  • britmumincanada

    yep, fajita’s is grilled spicy coated meats such as chicken beef or pork. They are traditionally served with tortilla wraps, salsa and soured cream etc.

    So this is a lovely alternative. Which of course is pretty much syn free 😉

  • Just made this for tea, totally yum!!

  • mommyedwards

    Just made this, my husband can’t believe these are free recipes. It was gorgeous. Only been a member for 2 weeks but been planning a while as waiting to establish my breast feeding with my 14 week old daughter. Love this site, the recipes are great. Thanks for sharing them, you really have a talent x

  • just made this …wonderful xxx thanks

  • Kelly Robson

    How much cayenne pepper do you use?