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Chicken fajitas with avocado & Caesar dressing

Chicken fajitas with avocado & Caesar dressing

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  • Serves 4

A fun, light and healthy family dinner that the kids can get involved in making too

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal679
fat34g
saturates4g
carbs52g
sugars7g
fibre6g
protein44g
salt3.15g
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Ingredients

For the salad & wraps

Method

  • STEP 1

    Slice the chicken on a board with a sharp knife, then put in a large bowl. Grate in the lime zest and squeeze in the juice. Crush the garlic, then add to the chicken with the ground coriander, chilli powder (if using) and seasoning to taste. Stir well, cover, then chill until ready to cook. You could do this the night before.

  • STEP 2

    On a clean chopping board, and using a clean knife cut the avocado into quarters. Ease the quarters away from the stone, then peel off the skin. Slice or chop the flesh. Thinly slice the lettuce. Halve the pepper, remove seeds and stalk, then slice or chop the flesh.

  • STEP 3

    Chop the fresh coriander, then stir it into the chicken. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the pepper, then stir, continuously, over a high heat for 2 mins. This is called stir-frying. Add the chicken, then stir-fry over a high heat for 5 mins until the chicken is cooked.

  • STEP 4

    Heat a large, dry frying pan until hot, then add the tortillas one at a time to heat and brown a little. Turn them over with tongs so that both sides are warmed.

  • STEP 5

    Take a warm tortilla and spread with some Caesar dressing. Add some lettuce and avocado, then some of the chicken and pepper mixture and a little more Caesar dressing if you like.

  • STEP 6

    Fold in the sides of the tortilla, then carefully roll up so that the filling is completely enclosed. Alternatively, put the dishes of the salad, chicken and tortillas on the table for the family to make up their own.

RECIPE TIPS
COOK IT ON THE BARBECUE

Cut the chicken into chunks, marinate and thread onto skewers with the peppers, then cook over the coals. The tortillas can be warmed on the barbecue, too.

A FEW GOLDEN RULES

Be strict with food hygiene. Get kids to wash their hands before cooking and during preparation, especially when handling raw chicken. Don’t use the same boards and knives to prepare the salad and chicken. Raw chicken can contain salmonella, which can cause food poisoning. Always supervise when children are working with the hob and sharp knives.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2009

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Rating: 4 out of 5.8 ratings

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