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Easy Chicken Fajita's

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Serves 3

Easily better than Jamie Oliver's!

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  • Ingredients:
  • 2 chicken breasts finely sliced
  • 1 red onion finely sliced
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1 finely sliced red chilli (optional)
  • Marinade:
  • heaped tbsp Smoked paprika
  • tbsp ground coriander
  • pinch cumin
  • big pinch salt and cracked pepper
  • 2 medium garlic cloves crushed
  • lug olive oil.
  • juice 1 lime
  • 4-5 drops tabasco.
  • Accompaniments:
  • One pack tortillas
  • Bag mixed salad (rocket is always good)
  • Salsa


    1. Turn on oven to 200 deg celsius and wrap the tortillas in foil.
    2. Finely slice chicken, onion and pepper.
    3. Add these to a mixing bowl and then add the marinade ingredients in the listed order.
    4. Heat a griddle pan until smoking hot and put the tortillas in the oven wrapped in the foil. Add contents of the mixing bowl to the pan and keep them moving over a high heat using tongs so you get a nice charring effect. Be careful not to overcook the chicken as it can become dry. 10 seconds or so after you can no longer see any raw parts of chicken, find the thickest part and tear in half to check if it is cooked. It is often cooked a lot quicker than you think. the idea is to get chicken that is still moist but charred on the outside, which requires a high heat.
    5. Once cooked tip the pan contents into a large bowl and serve with the heated tortillas (they should have been in the oven around 8 mins), salad and salsa.

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3rd Jan, 2018
Excellent and easy recipe - very tasty even without the lime!
18th Apr, 2015
This is a great recipe, works every time, thanks Steven
30th Dec, 2015
Agreed! My go to recipe too.
10th Jan, 2015
I've just made these and the spice mix was the best I've had. Used common sense for the mix of coriander and paprika, and it was delicious! Teamed with home made salsa with chillies, home made guacamole and it was a fantastic dish. Will become a regular. Thank you for sharing!
26th Oct, 2014
I agree with earlier comment about getting out more. Delicious with the amount of spices as per this recipe. This, after all is a Mexican dish. Not for wimps.
7th May, 2014
Lovely recipe! Quick and very, very tasty! Thanks!
7th Apr, 2014
Yes I agree 'it's 'Fajitas', not 'Fajita's'. Although that is not the only error in this recipe. One heaped tablespoon of smoked paprika and one tablespoon of ground coriander for 2 chicken breasts is wrong. It should be one teaspoon. Unfortunately I learnt the lesson the hard way, yes I made it for a dinner party. Very nasty tasting chicken. Stick to Nigella and Jamie if you want to make dishes which you need to trust.
24th Sep, 2016
You really need to get a life.
22nd Feb, 2014
It's 'Fajitas', not 'Fajita's'! Rudimentary error. I expect better from the BBC...
2nd May, 2014
You Sir/Madam, are Pathetic. You need to get out more because 1) It's not that much of a big deal 2) You haven't even commented on the food so your comment is not helpful to anyone and 3) as stated at the top of the page "this is a member recipe" and so it isn't the BBC who has produced it. Tip: Stop rattling on about little grammatical errors, leave the house and get a life.


28th Jan, 2014
Is that supposed to be a tablespoon of coriander and paprika or just a teaspoon? As most recipes I've seen only call for a teaspoon. Thanks.
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