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

      Lime

      ly-m

      The same shape, but smaller than…

    For the fajitas

    • 1 tsp dried oregano
      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

      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
      Peppers

      Pepper

      pep-iz

      Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

    For the fajitas

    • 1 red onion

    For the guacamole

    • 2 ripe avocados
      Avocado

      Avocado

      av-oh-car-doh

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

    For the guacamole

    • 1 lime
      Lime

      Lime

      ly-m

      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

      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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    Comments, questions and tips

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    grace10
    8th Dec, 2016
    5.05
    Excellent recipe, even better if eaten the next day one the flavours have marinated into the chicken. Whole family liked this meal. Added a tsp of korma curry powder which was really good.
    Such
    18th Aug, 2014
    5.05
    Served at a BBQ, everyone thought delicious.
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