Syn Free Fajita Chicken Pasta

Syn Free Fajita Chicken Pasta

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

prep 10 minscook 15 minstotal 25 mins
yield 4 serving


300g (10.5oz) of uncooked penne pasta (can use a gluten free option)
2 chicken breasts (approx 500g/17.5ox) , sliced into strips (or you can use beef or pork)
juice of a small 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
2 teaspoon of sukrin: gold (or other sweetener of choice)
1 teaspoon of olive oil (2 syns) – or use spray oil to make this completely syn free
1/4 tsp of cayenne (optional) – omit if you don’t like it too spicy
1 red onion, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 courgette (zucchini), halved lengthways and sliced
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
spray oil
fresh chopped coriander (cilantro)


Add to a mini food processor the lime juice, cumin, jalapeno, cayenne pepper, paprika, oregano, sukrin gold, olive oil (or spray oil), crushed garlic and a little salt and blitz a few times until you have a paste. Add to the chicken and mix to coat thoroughly. Refrigerate for a few hours to marinade.
Cook the pasta until al dente, drain and set aside (reserving some of the pasta water)
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.
Add the peppers, onion,and courgette (zucchini) and stir constantly until the vegetables are nice and tender, but still crisp.

Add the chicken back to the pan
Add the tomato paste and a few spoonfuls of the reserved pasta water.
Add the cooked pasta and mix together thoroughly, adding a little more of the reserved pasta water until the sauce lightly coats all the pasta and is heated through.
Season as needed with salt and black pepper and top with some fresh chopped coriander.
Serve in the middle of the table with a mixed salad and choice of toppings (soured cream, cheddar (HEa), avocado (syns), chopped tomato, chopped jalapeños, chopped cilantro etc and build your own fajita chicken pasta bowl, dig in and enjoy.


This can be made totally syn free using spray oil, or just 0.5 syns per serving if you use the olive oil. 1/2 a syn isn’t really anything to try and skimp on, but if you just can’t do without a syn free recipe, then feel free to make that adjustment.

For a syn free alternative to soured cream – mix some fat free Greek Yoghurt with a little fresh lemon juice and salt.

Remember to syn any toppings you decide to add which are not free, and count any healthy extra’s if you add cheese.

Nutritional information is an estimate and is to be used for informational purposes only.

Ingredients can vary greatly from brand to brand and therefore it would be impossible to give accurate information. Also double check syn values of sinned ingredients as different brands can vary.

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