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Chicken fajita pie recipe

Chicken fajita pie recipe

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Everything you know and love about chicken fajitas – peppers, onions and chicken in a fragrant seasoning – but this recipe comes topped with tortilla chips and a good scattering of cheese. Serve with guacamole and yogurt for a family feast that everyone will love digging in to. See method

  • Serves 4
  • Takes 45 mins
  • 538 calories / serving


  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 30g fajita seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 15g fresh coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves reserved
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced​
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 4 x 120g chicken breasts, cut into 1 cm strips
  • 4 tbsp mild salsa dip
  • 150g lightly salted tortilla chips
  • 100g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • ½ avocado, chopped
  • 4 tbsp 0% fat natural yogurt
  • 163g guacamole dip
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    23g 33%
  • Saturates

    5g 26%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    3g 50%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.7g Protein 41.8g Fibre 5.6g


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high. 
  2. Mix the red wine vinegar, ½ tbsp olive oil, fajita seasoning, garlic and coriander stalks in a bowl. Add the red onion, red pepper and chicken; toss to combine. 
  3. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large ovenproof frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the chicken and veg for 6 mins, in batches, tossing frequently until lightly charred. 
  4. Return all the cooked chicken and veg back to the pan and stir in the salsa, along with a few splashes of water to make a sauce consistency; evenly top with the tortilla chips and Cheddar. Place under the grill for 3 mins or until golden and crispy. Keep an eye on it as the tortillas quickly brown. 
  5. Spoon the yogurt into a little bowl. Top the fajita pie with chopped avocado, tomato and coriander leaves. Serve alongside the yogurt, guacamole and lime wedges.

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