Chicken Fajitas (pronounced ‘Fahitas’)


Start by remembering that F is for “fun” and F is for “Fajitas. A tortilla wrap with onions, capsicums, guacamole, cheese and salsa. The fun comes as every time you can make it differently, and personally it is the guacamole/cheese with the chicken that is the best. Another tip – don’t overfill the tortillas.

Ingredients Serves 4
Chicken breast (sliced thin strips) 500 gm
Yellow onion 1 large
Capsicum 2 large
Juice of 1 lime
Olive oil 2 tbspns
Garlic, peeled, minced 2 cloves
Jalapeño pepper finely chopped ½
Coriander ¼ cup

Cooking method

Mix all marinade ingredients and leave the chicken in it for one hour.

Peel the onion and slice with the grain and slice off sections around 1 cm wide. Take the capsicum, deseed and sliced lengthways into 1 cm wide strips.

Heat a large cast iron pan or griddle to high and add a teaspoon of olive oil. Quickly fry the chicken strips and then turn down the heat to medium and add the onion and capsicum, stirring until the onion becomes translucent.

Serve immediately with shredded cheese, salsa, shredded iceberg lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and warm flour tortillas. (Hint for warming tortillas – put in microwave over a paper towel for 20 seconds on high heat.)