Ready in 45 minutes
Juice of 2 limes
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 large garlic clove, crushed
4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
1 large red onion, finely sliced
1 orange pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
Sprigs of fresh coriander, to serve
Fat-free natural Greek yogurt, to serve
For the refried beans:
Low-calorie cooking spray
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp dried cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
4 tsp tomato purée
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 x 400g cans pinto or black beans, drained and rinsed
For the salad:
1 little gem lettuce, roughly shredded
350g tomatoes, chopped
1 cucumber, roughly diced
½ red onion, finely sliced
1 Mix together the lime juice, dried spices and garlic, and season. Add the chicken, toss to coat and set aside to marinate while you make the refried beans and salad.
2 For the refried beans, spray a non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium-low heat. Add the chopped onion and fry gently for 5 minutes. Stir through the spices, tomato purée and garlic with a splash of water, and cook for 1 minute. Add the beans, then a can full of water. Bubble for 5-8 minutes until the liquid has reduced by three quarters. Purée in a food processor or with a stick blender until smooth. Season to taste. Return to the pan to reheat before serving.
3 Spray a large, non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium-high heat. Add the sliced onion, peppers and chicken, along with any marinade. Stir-fry over a medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is cooked through.
4 Divide the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and sliced red onion between 4 wide bowls. Add the piping-hot refried beans, then top with the chicken fajita mix. Scatter over the coriander and serve with the yogurt on the side.
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You can also snack on these to satisfy your hunger in between meals.
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