Now this is what we had for tea last night. It was my birthday so I wanted to try and make something a little indulgent but still totally free. I saved up my Healthy A choice so that I could pop it on top of whatever I made, because to me something indulgent is usually topped with cheese! So I put together this amazing recipe, and I’m not exaggerating here, it was so good my husband asked me if we could have it again the following day and said that he couldn’t believe it was a syn free meal!
Fajita Chicken and Wedges
Syn free on EE if using the cheese as your Healthy Extra A choice
(add 6 syns per serving if not using cheese as your A choice)
• 2 large or 3 medium Maris Piper potatoes, cut into wedges
• Low cal cooking spray
• Salt and black pepper
• 2 Chicken breasts, all visible fat removed and cut into strips
• Half a large onion, sliced
• Half of a red, yellow and green pepper, cut into strips
• 3/4 carton of passata
• 1 tsp of cumin
• 2 tsp of fajita seasoning (the Schwartz fajita seasoning is syn free!)
• Half a level tsp of smoked paprika
• 80g of reduced fat mature cheese (2xHEA)
• 125g Butter Beans (drained weight)
Put wedges on a non stick baking tray, spray with low cal spray and season well. Bake in a very hot oven on the top shelf (GM9, 475F, 240C) for 15 minutes, then turn, spray again and bake for another 15 minutes until golden.
Meanwhile spray a ceramic pan (or a frying pan) with low cal spray, add the chicken and onion to the pan over a medium heat. Cook until the onion is translucent, then add the peppers and cook until the chicken is browned. Stir in the passata, butter beans, cumin, fajita seasoning, paprika and a few twists of black pepper. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
If you have used a ceramic pan that can be transferred into the oven, tip your wedges on top of the chicken, pressing some of them into the sauce. If you have used a frying pan, transfer the chicken and sauce into an oven proof dish, then tip your wedges onto the top, pressing some of them into the sauce. Sprinkle over the cheese and pop back into the oven, turn the oven down a bit (GM6, 400F, 200C) and bake for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted. Divide between two plates and serve.