Servings : Makes 8 Fajitas
Fajitas are delicious and spicy Mexican style wraps filled with either beef or chicken strips along with peppers and onions.
Ingredients for Chicken Marinade
- 500 gm boneless chicken breast (sliced and cut into strips)
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp red chilli flakes (optional)
- 1 tsp spanish paprika
- juice of 1 lemon/lime (2 tbsp)
- 8 tortillas or wraps
- 2-3 tbsp oil
- 3 bell peppers, sliced thinly (you can mix various colours or use just one colour)
- 1-2 large onions, sliced thinly
- 1 tsp red chilli flakes (or chopped red chillies
- 2-3 tbsp fresh cilantro or coriander leaves, chopped
- sauce of your choice (hot sauce, guacamole, salad, sour cream, salsa, chopped tomatoes etc)
The wraps used in fajitas are known as tortillas.
Here is my tortilla recipe: Tortilla
For beef fajitas, you can use this recipe for the filling: Beef Stir-Fry
Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl, along with the chicken strips. Combine well and cover. Set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes or refrigerate up to overnight.
Make sure to remove the chicken from the fridge at least 30 minutes before you begin to cook so as to allow it to come to room temperature.
Heat a tbsp of oil in a grill pan. Add the marinated chicken strips and cook on medium high heat until cooked through and slightly charred. Do not overcrowd the pan as this will end up steaming the chicken rather than grilling it, do this in batches if need be. Once all the chicken is cooked, remove onto a plate and set aside.
If there is any bit of the marinade left over, do not discard it.
Drizzle another tbsp of oil in the same pan. Add the sliced onions and bell pepper strips plus the salt and chopped chillies (or chilli flakes) and stir fry them until they take on some colour and begin to char. Then add in any leftover marinade and cook over high heat for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle in the cilantro.
You can then either return the chicken strips back into the pan and mix them together with the peppers and onions or serve everything separately.
To assemble, lay a warmed tortilla wrap, apply some sauce/salad followed by the chicken, peppers and onions. Roll and serve immediately.