Monday, 14 March 2016

Mexican Style Chicken Fajitas

Make a quick healthy Mexican style meal in less than 30 minutes

Serves 4
Time 30 Minutes

Seasoning Ingredients (or purchase ready made packets)
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Main Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2  pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced into strips. By going flexitarian, the money you have saved should allow you to go for organic or free range chicken. If you want to make this vegetarian then use Quorn chicken pieces instead of chicken.
  • 2 peppers, sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 small tortillas

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Make fajita seasoning: Whisk together chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside. Alternatively, you can buy packets of ready made seasoning. 
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast-iron grill pan or frying pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add chicken and sprinkle with 3/4 of fajita seasoning. Mix together and cook for 6 to 10 minutes, or until browned.
  5. In a second pan, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add peppers and onion. Stir in remaining fajita seasoning. Cook until vegetables are soft, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. While the vegetables and meat are cooking, warm tortillas in the oven or on a griddle pan.
  7. To assemble fajitas, fill warmed tortillas with chicken, peppers, and onions. Top with favourite garnishes.

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