Chicken Fajita Pasta – 9sp

One of our favourite go to meals in our house are Chicken Fajitas. Not only are the quick and easy to make but they are delightfully low in points and bursting with flavour. This week, after having my regular craving for Fajitas but having no wraps or salsa in the house, I decided to turn our favourite dish into a pasta dish. My OH loved this one. The flavours or the spices burst through whilst the sour cream mellows the whole dish out a little. The sprinkling of fresh avocado on top adds a lovely freshness too!

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Ingredients

Serve 2 = 9sp each (Flex)

100g dried pasta (I used penne)

300g chicken breast, raw and cut into bite sized chunks

1 large red onion, peeled and sliced

2 peppers, deseeded and sliced

2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

2 tsp of chilli powder, cumin and paprika

1 tsp ground coriander

Pinch of smoked paprika and cayenne pepper

2 tbsp tomato puree

500ml chicken stock (made with ½ stock cube)

Juice of ½ lemon

1 tbsp low fat soured cream

Handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped

1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced (to garnish)

70g avocado, roughly chopped, sprinkled with salt and pepper and a twist of lemon

 Method

Fill the kettle and pop on to boil.

Take a large non stick sauce pan, pop on a medium heat, spray with 1kal and add the chicken. Season with salt and pepper and fry for 5-7 minutes until cooked through. Add the garlic, peppers and onions along with all the powdered spices and fry for another 3-4 minutes until the onion starts to soften. Stir in the tomato puree, fry for another minute and make up the chicken stock and add to the pan.

Pour the dried pasta directly to the saucepan, making sure the water covers it and simmer on a medium/high heat for 11-13 minute until the pasta is al dente. Turn the heat up to high to simmer off any excess water and then add the sour cream and stir through. Simmer for another minute. The sauce should have thickened nicely by now and absorbed into the pasta a little. Remove from the heat and stir through the fresh coriander and juice of ½ lemon.

Serve into bowls and top with the chopped avocado, a sprinkle of coriander and a few slices of chilli.

Enjoy!

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38 thoughts on “Chicken Fajita Pasta – 9sp

  1. Jessica Benson says:

    Made this for my husband and I on Saturday night – he’s a bit sceptical of WW recipes but it was a huge hit! He’s even asked me to make it again soon. Thanks for the fab recipe x

  2. Emma says:

    Hi Laura – looks like a fab recipe – thank you! I’m planning on cooking it this week! Just to check, does the pasta go into the same saucepan as the chicken and the stock?

  3. Ayesha Nickson says:

    I love love love this dish, my husband and I have had this at least 3 times in the last 6 weeks! Thank you for your blog. I’m a WW coach and all my members love it as well, it always gives us great ideas and tips. Don’t ever stop!

  4. Whitney Sheppard says:

    This was/is amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes, I’m a weight watchers member and your website helps me stay on track. Sometimes it gets so hard to find meals that I want to eat and I always come to you when I’m looking for something new. Can’t thank you enough

  5. Mark Godfrey says:

    Made this tonight, absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the great recipes Laura, can’t wait to try more.

  6. Rhiannon says:

    Hi, can this meal be frozen? I’m looking for ideas for batch cooking lunches and think this would make a fab lunch! want to make sure I don’t ruin it though 🙂
    Thanks x

    • lakettle says:

      Yep it can be frozen, I would just freeze it before you add the soured cream and then add this once reheated 🙂

  7. Jackie says:

    This is so tasty we made this at work for the customers, went down a treat, although we didn’t have the avocado. So knocked a point off. Thanks Laura for your inspiration x

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