Syn Free Fajita Chicken Pasta
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  • 300 g (10.5oz)  of uncooked penne pasta (can use a gluten free option)
  • 12 chicken breasts (approx 500g/17.5ox) , sliced into strips (or you can use beef or pork)
  • 1 juice of a small lime
  • 12 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 12 teaspoons of paprika
  • 12 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 11 jalapeno pepper , finely chopped (seeds removed)
  • 11 teaspoon of oregano
  • 12  teaspoon of sukrin: gold (or other sweetener of choice)
  • 11 teaspoon of olive oil (2 syns) - or use spray oil to make this completely syn free
  • 11/4 tsp of cayenne (optional) - omit if you don't like it too spicy
  • 11 red onion, sliced
  • 11 red pepper, sliced
  • 11 green pepper, sliced
  • 11 courgette (zucchini), halved lengthways and sliced
  • 12 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 spray oil
  • 1 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.
  • 1 Cook the pasta until al dente, drain and set aside (reserving some of the pasta water)
  • 1 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.
  • 1 Add the peppers, onion,and courgette (zucchini) and stir constantly until the vegetables are nice and tender, but still crisp.
  • 1 Add the chicken back to the pan
  • 1 Add the tomato paste and a few spoonfuls of the reserved pasta water. 
  • 1 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.
  • 1 Season as needed with salt and black pepper and top with some fresh chopped coriander.
  • 1 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.



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