Chicken tortillas with salad and limes on board

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 3

Need a simple, vibrant midweek meal the family will love? Put together these easy chicken fajitas and people can serve up their own DIY masterpieces

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal723
  • fat26g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs77g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre11g
  • protein39g
  • salt2.48g
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  • 2 large chicken breasts, finely sliced
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced (optional)

For the marinade

  • 1 heaped tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • pinch of ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 2 medium garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 tbsp 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…

  • 1 lime, juiced



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 4-5 drops Tabasco

To serve

  • 6 medium tortillas



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

  • bag mixed salad
  • 230g tub fresh salsa


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and wrap 6 medium tortillas in foil.

  2. Mix 1 heaped tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tbsp ground coriander, a pinch of ground cumin, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 4 tbsp olive oil, the juice of 1 lime and 4-5 drops Tabasco together in a bowl with a big pinch each of salt and pepper.

  3. Stir 2 finely sliced chicken breasts, 1 finely sliced red onion, 1 sliced red pepper and 1 finely sliced red chilli, if using, into the marinade.

  4. Heat a griddle pan until smoking hot and add the chicken and marinade to the pan.

  5. Keep everything moving over a high heat for about 5 mins using tongs until you get a nice charred effect. If your griddle pan is small you may need to do this in two batches.

  6. To check the chicken is cooked, find the thickest part and tear in half – if any part is still raw cook until done.

  7. Put the tortillas in the oven to heat up and serve with the cooked chicken, a bag of mixed salad and one 230g tub of fresh salsa.

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Richard Madadangoma
4th May, 2020
Great tasting meal, very easy recipe but remember to use TEASPOON instead of tablespoon. It has a bit of a kick to it so next time I’ll use half of the chilli.
25th Mar, 2020
Really nice recipe though I added more chilli and more tabasco. I made this with my teenage daughter and it was enjoyed by everyone
AmandaAy's picture
1st Mar, 2020
I made this for the first time last night and it was delicious! Definitely a recipe that I’m going to bookmark to make again. It’s a really Saturday night tea treat!
7th Jan, 2020
Shouldnt this be teaspoons tsp not tablespoons tbsp?
24th Nov, 2019
Fantastic recipe, absolutely delicious and better than any packet! I added a Bonnet Chilli and was generous on the spices and it gave a lovely warm heat. Will be using from now on.
14th Sep, 2019
A real favourite in our house. I use some extra of all the spices, especially garlic and chilli, otherwise if can be a little bland. The good thing is that you can add whatever veggies you like: mushrooms, peppers, onions, green beans.... whatever you want! Perfect for sneaking vegetables into unwilling diets.
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24th Feb, 2019
Cooked the chicken separately, added mushrooms, green beans and sliced par boiled potatoes to the marinades as well for the vegetarians. Loved the recipe.
17th Sep, 2018
Fabulous. Followed this recipe to the letter (although didn't have a fresh chilli but to the letter minus the chilli!) Tasty and went down a storm.
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


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Anthony Golden
22nd Jan, 2020
723 kcal?! Surely that's a typo?!
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.
Frying high
29th Oct, 2018
If you’re using a grill pan I’d char the chicken first then turn down the heat before adding the veg.
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