Chicken fajitas are one of our all time favourite dinners. They’re brilliant for a quick family supper, but they’re also great if you’re feeding a crowd – you can posh them up a bit with some delicious fresh tomato salsa and some homemade guacamole, plus a dollop of sour cream too if you like (we like the sour cream and chive dip you get in the supermarket). Charlie makes them a lot at uni as you can make a little bit of chicken go quite a long way, but of course you can use steak, or even some firm white fish. I keep the seasoning really simple, but as usual, feel free to experiment. Here’s my favourite recipe for chicken fajitas!
4 chicken breasts
2 tbsp oil
1/2 lemon (juice only)
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
Good grinding fresh black pepper
1 tsp hot chilli powder
Pinch dried chill flakes
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1 pack tortillas
Cut the chicken into strips and place in a non metallic bowl. Mix together the oil, lemon juice, garlic and all the spices and stir into the chicken. If you’ve got time, cover and leave in the fridge to marinate for a while.
When you’re ready to cook, first pop the tortillas into the oven to warm (make sure they’re completely covered in foil or they’ll go crispy).
Next, heat a large frying pan and stir fry the onion and peppers until they’re starting to soften, then dollop the marinated chicken into the pan, frying until the chicken is cooked through (although I’m often too lazy and just cook it all together).
And that’s it! The easiest recipe for chicken fajitas ever. To assemble, stuff into the warmed tortillas and add salad leaves, sour cream, grated cheese, guacamole or whatever else you like.
Of course, you don’t have to stuff the mixture into tortilla wraps (ooh, by the way, if you’re gluten/wheat free, check out the BFree sweet potato wraps in Waitrose, they’re yummy) – it’s delicious piled on top of baked potatoes (or indeed baked sweet potatoes), or just stirred through cooked pasta. You can even use it as pizza topping! Enjoy your weekend xx