Simple Dinners: Chicken Fajitas

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This is my go to midweek meal – it’s easy to make and very cost effective, but also the perfect food for sharing and having fun with family and friends.

Growing up in my house fajitas would always be served as a treat, so if there was a group coming over my Mam would whip up spicy chicken and beef, and it could be eaten in lots of different ways; you could have wraps, tacos, lots of delicious toppings etc, so I guess for me I always associate this meal with fun!

I swap the spice combination around all the time, so I would say choose 2 main flavors – my go to is paprika and cumin but I also like to use chipotle powder or cayenne.

Ingredients:

Chicken Fajitas

  • 2-4 chicken fillets
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips (I sometimes use Chiquino Peppers from Tesco)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin or alternative
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Sea salt/ground black pepper

Salsa

  • 10-15 vine cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • small bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • Juice of half a lime

2 minute Guac

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt & pepper
  • Pinch of chili flakes

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Method:

  1.  In a large bowl add the chicken, peppers, onion and spices. Drizzle over a good splash of olive oil, season with a good pinch of pepper and mix well. Put in the fridge to marinate for about 10 minutes.
  2. To make the salsa; add the tomatoes, chili and coriander to a bowl. Mix in the olive oil and give it a good stir, squeeze in the lime juice and stir again. Pop into the fridge.
  3. To make the guac: using a fork mash the avocado, season, squeeze in the lime juice and continue to mash with a fork until it softens like guacamole. Sprinkle in the chili flakes and place in the fridge.
  4. Remove the chicken from the fridge and fry up in a pan over a medium heat. When it’s cooked, squeeze over some lime juice and sprinkle with fresh coriander and serve immediately.
  5. For the wraps I find baby gem lettuce works well. Simply chop the stalk off the bottom, wash and separate into wraps.

Serve with any extra toppings you like, and a side of sweet potato fries or salad.

Hope you enjoy x

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5 thoughts on “Simple Dinners: Chicken Fajitas

  1. This is awesome, we have Fajita Fridays in our house haha I’m off to get some right now avo’s for that guac – looks great!! Food like this is simply the best.

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