Cooking with kids: Fajitas

Cooking with kids: Fajitas

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus marinating


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: per serving

  • kcal421
  • fat10.8g
  • saturates2.2g
  • carbs49.1g
  • sugars7.8g
  • fibre4.6g
  • protein31.7g
  • salt0.7g


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

  • 4 limes, juice only



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tsp fajita seasoning
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed

For the salsa

  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ jar roasted pepper (we used Gaea Red Peppers Flame Roasted 290g)



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

  • 1 small apple, peeled



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 4 ripe tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • ½ lime, juice only



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • small bunch coriander, leaves picked
  • chilli sauce, to taste (optional)

For the guacamole

  • 2 very ripe avocados, halved and stone removed



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

  • ½ lime, juice only



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • grated cheese, to serve

To serve

  • 6 - 8 tortillas (you can now get mini tortillas for kids)



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

  • soured cream (optional)


  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!

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26th Mar, 2013
I Think That it will be a great supper dish to serve.
6th Sep, 2012
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.
6th Sep, 2012
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!
6th Sep, 2012
How you can replace fajita seasoning???
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