Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas is easy to make and ideal for sharing Mexican dish. Full of flavour and variety of spices. Perfect meal for the whole family served with salsa, salad, rice and wrapped in a tortilla.

preparation: 1 hour(s) 00 minutes

making: 20 minutes

total: 1 hour(s) 20 minutes

servings: 4 servings

nutrition: 450 calories per serving

cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients #

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 tsp of salt 
  • 1 tsp of black pepper 
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika 
  • 1 tsp of granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp of oregano
  • 2 tsp of chilli powder 
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice 
  • oil for greasing a pan 
  • tortilla wraps

Salsa #

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 white onion 
  • salt 
  • black pepper
  • ground paprika 
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil 
  • a handful of fresh parsley 

Salad #

  • wild rocket leaves
  • cucumber 
  • red bell peppers 

Rice #

  • 1 cup of rice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of turmeric 

Method #

Cut chicken breast into fine shreds and marinate with salt, ground pepper, smoked paprika, cumin, chilli powder, garlic, oregano and lemon juice. Leave for about 30 minutes.

Marinated chicken with sliced onion and peppers

While the meat is marinating, prepare the vegetables. 

Slice the onion and cut both peppers into nice sticks. 

Prepare the salsa
Finely chop the onion, fresh parsley and tomatoes into small dices, preferably the same size, and put them into a bowl. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper and ground paprika for taste.  

Mix all together and set aside for later. 

For a salad, mix wild rocket leaves with chopped cucumber and red bell peppers.

Once the meat is marinated heat the oil in the pan. 

Add the chicken and fry over high heat for about 3 minutes, stirring all the time, so that the meat is well fried on all sides. Add more oil if needed. 

Add the vegetables (peppers and onion) and fry stirring still for just a few minutes.

Reduce the heat and add a few tablespoons of water to make it moist. 

Cover and simmer further for about 8 minutes.

The meat will be full of flavour and soft, properly combined with the aromas of vegetables. 

In the meantime boil the water for the rice.

Cook rice with a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp of turmeric following the instructions on the package. 

Once cooked, drain it and set aside. 

Chicken Fajitas on wrap, with salsa, salad and rice

On tortilla wrap put a portion of salsa, salad and chicken fajitas. Serve with rice.

Finish with a tomato ketchup and garlic sauce or any of your favourite sauce.