Chicken Fajitas

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

  • 500gm 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 powder
  • 1 tsp. spanish paprika
  • juice of 1 lemon/lime (2 tbsp.)

Other Ingredients

  • 8 tortillas or wraps
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 red bell pepper ( sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 2 red chillies (chopped)
  • cilantro or coriander leaves (chopped)
  • any sauce (hot sauce, guacamole, salad, sour cream, salsa, chopped tomatoes etc)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

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 

Here is how to make fantastic chicken fajitas

Grill the marinated chicken strips on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes per side or until slightly charred. If there is any bit of the marinade leftover, do not discard. Once chicken strips are done, remove and set aside. Keep the chicken covered to retain moisture.

Add the oil in a wok. Saute the onions until tender. Add the bell pepper strips and the marinade if there was any leftover. Sprinkle salt and the chopped red chillis. Stir-fry over high heat until the bell peppers are tender and start to charr slightly around the edges. You can then return the chicken strips into the wok and mix them with the peppers, heat everything through until sizzling hot, or serve the two separately. Turn off the heat and sprinkle the cilantro. Mix and serve.

To assemble, lay a warmed tortilla wrap, apply some sauce/salad followed by the filling. Roll and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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