Cooking with kids: Fajitas
- Preparation and cooking time
- Plus marinating
- Serves a family of 3-5 depending on ages
- 4 chicken breasts , cut into chunks
- olive oil , for frying
For the marinade
- 4 limes , juice only
- 2 tsp fajita seasoning
- 4 spring onions , finely sliced
- 1 fat garlic clove , crushed
For the salsa
- 1 red pepper
- ½ jar roasted pepper (we used Gaea Red Peppers Flame Roasted 290g)
- 1 small apple , peeled
- 4 ripe tomatoes
- ½ lime , juice only
- small bunch coriander , leaves picked
- chilli sauce , to taste (optional)
For the guacamole
- 2 very ripe avocados , halved and stone removed
- ½ lime , juice only
- grated cheese , to serve
- 6 - 8 tortillas (you can now get mini tortillas for kids)
- soured cream (optional)
- STEP 1
Grown-ups: Put the chicken and marinade ingredients in a bowl and cover. Put in the fridge for at least two hours.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 8
Children: Lay out your tortilla, choose your toppings, roll them up and eat!