Imagine this… It’s cold outside, mid-winter. You’re at home, with a dim-lit lamp on, fireplace roaring and watching one of your favourite TV shows on the shiny box. Your belly rumbles, you’ve not eaten yet, oh what to make?

You want something warm, something satisfyingly creamy, something with a little bit of flavour, but not overpowering. I found exactly what you need. Something that gives that warm feeling in your belly, something with flavour and something satisfyingly creamy.

What is it I hear you ask? Well, it’s kind of Italian based, with a Spanish/Mexican twist (as you see in the name). It doesn’t take long to make, as long as your Chicken isn’t frozen that is. The cream is already made, so no faffing there. All the is needed is some frying, some boiling and some mixing.

If you love Chicken Fajitas, you’re going to love this meal. It brings the best bits (without the wrap – I know wraps are great) and mixes it with an Italian style dish which everyone in the family will love.

Ingredients

  • A portion of dry pasta per person
  • Diced Onion
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Sliced Peppers
  • 1x Chicken Breast per person (for an adult)
  • 250 ml of boiling water
  • 200g Lighter Philadephia Cream Cheese (or your usual cream cheese)
  • JD Seasoning Fajita Mix (or your own Fajita Mix)
  • FryLight (or other low-calorie cooking sprays)

Method

  1. Place your pasta on to boil as per the packet instructions.
  2. Spray a large frying pan with the FryLight and place on a medium heat-high heat. Fry the Onions, Mushroom and Peppers for . a few minutes until they start to cook/brown.
  3. Turn the heat down a little to medium and add the chicken. Cook the chicken through, constantly moving it around to make sure it’s cooked well.
  4. Add 100ml of water and the Fajita Seasoning, mix well and allow the pan to simmer for a few minutes until it reduces.
  5. Once the water has reduced to almost nothing (but not dry) add the cream cheese and stir well until the cheese has melted and it makes a creamy dish.
  6. Drain the pasta and place back in the pan. Add the contents of the frying pan to the pasta and mix well.

Serve with Garlic Bread if you fancy some, although the Fajita flavouring is a Spanish/Mexican theme, it goes lovely with the Garlic Bread as it’s a pasta dish.