Cooking with kids: Fajitas

Cooking with kids: Fajitas

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus marinating

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Serves a family of 3-5 depending on ages

Mexican wraps to get the whole family in the kitchen - fill flour tortillas with marinated chicken and peppers

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For the marinade

For the salsa

  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ jar roasted pepper (we used Gaea Red Peppers Flame Roasted 290g)
  • 1 small apple, peeled
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • ½ lime, juice only
  • small bunch coriander, leaves picked
  • chilli sauce, to taste (optional)

For the guacamole

  • 2 very ripe avocados, halved and stone removed
  • ½ lime, juice only
  • grated cheese, to serve

To serve

  • 6 - 8 tortillas (you can now get mini tortillas for kids)
  • soured cream (optional)

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  1. Grown-ups: Put the chicken and marinade ingredients in a bowl and cover. Put in the fridge for at least two hours.
  2. Children: If your children are 5 or over, you can get them to roughly chop the pepper, roasted pepper, apple and tomatoes for the salsa using a good quality firm plastic knife or cutlery knife. Otherwise do this yourself. Younger children can pick the leaves from the coriander and mix them into the salsa.
  3. Grown-ups: Tip the salsa ingredients into a food processor, along with the lime juice and a little seasoning and pulse until finely chopped. Take out 2 large spoons of the mixture for younger children, then add chilli sauce, if using, and pulse again to combine.
  4. Children: Squeeze or spoon the avocado into a bowl and use a potato masher to mash it. Stir in the lime juice and some black pepper with a spoon. Lime juice can sting so grown ups may want to squeeze them for younger children.
  5. Grown-ups: Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and pour the contents of the chicken bowl into the pan. Cook for 5- 8 minutes or until the chicken chunks are cooked through.
  6. Children: Put the grated cheese, salsa (for grown-ups and children), guacamole and sour cream in separate colourful bowls to put on the table.
  7. Grown-ups: Heat the tortillas according to the pack instructions and put the cooked chicken in a bowl. Show children how to fill and roll their tortilla.
  8. Children: Lay out your tortilla, choose your toppings, roll them up and eat!

Recipe from, July 2012

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alwiseman2's picture
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I Think That it will be a great supper dish to serve.

craftmaven2005's picture

This looks like a great recipe. I make guacamole the lazy way: Mashed avocado mixed with lime juice, then enough salsa to make it spicy. I know it is not classic Mexican guacamole, but it is a favorite in my house.

lauracnicol's picture

yuli, I use cumin, oregano, paprika and cayenne pepper in my fajitas. Probably around 2 tsp cumin, 2 tsp oregano, 1-2 tsp paprika and 1+ tsp cayenne pepper for that much chicken. Depends how hot you like them!

yulibbk's picture

How you can replace fajita seasoning???