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Barbecued chicken fajita skewers

Barbecued chicken fajita skewers

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Makes 6-8 skewers
Get the kids in the kitchen to prepare this easy BBQ chicken recipe, then assemble together with creamy guacamole on tortilla wraps

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal365
  • fat18g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre8g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

For the fajitas

  • 2 limes, plus wedges to serve

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

For the fajitas

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

    Oregano

    or-ee-gar-no

    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

For the fajitas

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

For the fajitas

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

For the fajitas

  • 1 tsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

For the fajitas

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely grated

For the fajitas

  • 4 chicken breasts

For the fajitas

  • 3 mixed coloured peppers

    Pepper

    pepp-ah

    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

For the fajitas

  • 1 red onion

For the guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados

    Avocado

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    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

For the guacamole

  • 1 lime

    Lime

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    The same shape, but smaller than…

For the guacamole

  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved

For the guacamole

  • warmed tortillas, chopped coriander, soured cream or yogurt, plus chilli sauce for the grown-ups, to serve

    Tortilla

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    In Spain, a tortilla is a kind of omelette, with ingredients added - frequently sliced cooked…

Method

  1. Make the marinade. In a large bowl, juice both the limes. Add the oregano, spices, olive oil and garlic, and mix together. Dice the chicken, then get your child to stir it through the marinade, and set aside.

  2. Prepare the vegetables. Deseeding the peppers and halving the onion is tricky, so do this yourself. Children aged from about seven or above can cut them into chunks using a child-friendly knife.

  3. Make your skewers. Carefully thread alternate pieces of chicken, peppers and onion onto your skewers. Smaller children might find this a little hard, so the best way is to stab the ingredients and push them up the skewers. When you've used up all the ingredients, set aside. Can be made several hours ahead and chilled until ready to cook.

  4. Prepare the guacamole. Stone and peel the avocados, then tip into a bowl with the other ingredients. Get your child to use a potato masher to mash everything together and tip into a serving dish.

  5. Cook the skewers. Heat a barbecue or griddle pan. Cook the skewers for 10-12 mins, turning, until they are cooked all the way through. A child from the age of eight can watch over a griddle and turn the skewers with a pair of tongs. Serve the skewers on heated tortillas with the guacamole, soured cream, chopped coriander, lime wedges on the side and chilli sauce for those who like a touch of spice.

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Served at a BBQ, everyone thought delicious.

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