Old El Paso Chicken Fajitas (Serves 3) Cals 625pp

Fajita’s are one of my cheat meals, and after an amazing overnight stay in Central London including some sightseeing at Buckingham Palace, I wanted something simple to cook.


I VERY rarely use any packet or jar sauces etc but when it comes to Fajita’s I don’t think you can beat Old El Paso’s original BBQ flavour with the addition of Discovery EXTRA hot jalapeños.

(Below pic is from the last time I had this, not feeling well tonight so made for other half)

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However this meal can be deceiving, prior to me calorie counting, myself and OH would sit and eat our way through all three portions of this with multiple wraps but even though this meal seems ‘dieter’ friendly don’t be fooled! Each regular tortilla comes in at around 150 calories each so it can easily be a costly one!

490g chicken breast, cut into strips
1 packet of Old El Paso fajita mix
2 medium peppers, sliced (320g whole)
1 medium onion sliced (180g)
1 chilli pepper, chopped
1 tsp olive oil
Chilli powder if you like a little extra spice
45g grated cheese (I use cathedral extra mature)
6 Weight Watchers tortilla wraps
Discovery jalapeno peppers

1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the vegetables and soften

2. Add the chicken with half the packet of fajita mix, once chicken is cooked through add the rest of the mix and a little chilli powder if using. If at any point the pan looks dry add just a little water to stop things sticking.

3. Once chicken is cooked heat through your tortillas and separate the chicken mix equally into 3 bowls ready to serve with the cheese, jalapeno and tortillas. Leave the lucky person eating it to build their own wraps

Nutrition per portion*
Calories 625
Protein 65g
Carbohydrate 60g
Fat 12g
Fibre 8g

So simple, so tasty and fun to eat! I use the Weight Watcher tortillas as these are low-fat, high fibre and lower calories than your average tortilla and still tastes as great! I will quite often substitute 1 wrap for a boiled egg and eat half the chicken in the wrap and the other half straight out the bowl (bit of sliced egg in both), sounds strange but the boiled egg is a great addition but will add around 100 calories per large egg hence why I make a substitution.

I also regularly freeze leftovers which make a fab quick meal at a later date. Nom! X

*Please remember that nutritional information stated in these recipes depend on weights and actual products used so yours may vary.

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