Cooking with kids: Fajitas

Cooking with kids: Fajitas

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus marinating

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
421
protein
31.7g
carbs
49.1g
fat
10.8g
saturates
2.2g
fibre
4.6g
sugar
7.8g
salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • olive oil, for frying

For the marinade

  • 4 limes, juice only
  • 2 tsp fajita seasoning
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed

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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Method

  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 bbcgoodfood.com, 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???

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