Griddled chicken fajitas with squashed avocado

Griddled chicken fajitas with squashed avocado

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2

Fill tortilla wraps with smoky paprika chicken, a fresh tomato salsa and smashed avocado to make a midweek meal in just 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal531
  • fat22g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre8g
  • protein37g
  • salt1g
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  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 150g pot plain bio yogurt



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 200g mini chicken breast fillets
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped



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

  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 seeded tortillas



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

  • 1 avocado, halved and stoned



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


  1. Stir the garlic into the yogurt. Spoon 2 tbsp into a medium bowl, add the spices and oregano, and stir well. Add the chicken and toss until coated.

  2. Heat a griddle pan and griddle the chicken for 5 mins, turning once, until cooked all the way through but still moist. (If you want to fry the chicken, wipe a little oil in a non-stick pan first or the spices will burn.)

  3. Mix the tomatoes with the onion, chilli (if using), coriander and lime to taste. Heat the tortillas following pack instructions. Scoop the flesh from the avocado, squash half on top of each tortilla, then add the chicken and the salsa salad. Spoon over the garlicky yogurt, roll up and eat while still hot.

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chrisnation's picture
24th Apr, 2019
A big fave supper now, for me - at least twice a week. I don't add the raw chicken to the yoghurt salsa. I add some salsa to the chicken in the pan once that is nicely browned off and getting a bit crispy. That makes for a great hot salsa and means you don't risk contaminating the rest of the yog with raw chicken. Then the rest of the salsa goes over the chicken once loaded onto the tortilla. I have cut out the avocado, prefering to allocate my ration of avo to brunch recipes. I just increase the salad. I use creme fraiche instead of yog - adds a bit of je ne sai quoi ... And I reckon de-seeding chillies is for wimps. Cheat/quick version: Pesto out of a jar instead of making the salsa.
23rd Oct, 2017
Loved this recipe. I won't be buying store bought salsa or seasoning mix again.
5th Oct, 2017
These went down amazingly. The flavours were so fresh. I will never buy shop bought salsa again. Definitely a new favourite..
28th Jan, 2017
Made it completely wrong (used all the yoghurt instead of 2tbsp) but still really nice. I added the veg into the pan with the chicken and would recommend adding more spices.
2nd Jan, 2016
The kids love fajitas and the good thing with this recipe is that it is easy enough for the 11 yr old to make it for his brothers
Eat and be happy
2nd Jan, 2016
Really tasty, nice and easy, good quick family meal, I pepped up the salsa with some cayenne pepper and red onion.
Frantic Flapjack
1st Dec, 2015
Really good recipe for chicken fajitas.
24th Nov, 2015
The chicken for this is amazing, not a big fan of the rest (don't really like limes etc), but I will definitely do the chicken again perhaps with some regular salad and mayo in the wraps.
27th Oct, 2015
Made as soft tacos (what I had in) cooked chicken in wok instead of a griddle pan because i dont have one. fresh salsa was nice. Ate with some leftover store bought salsa instead of drizzling it with yoghurt. Won't buy store bought fajita mix again! !!
Aileen Catherine
23rd Oct, 2015
Made this with my 12 year old son as he loves fajitas. Really easy and very tasty. I dont have a griddle, so we just fried the chicken in a tiny drop of oil. We may have large appetites but I did find the portions small for an evening meal - more suited to a lunch or snack. I'd use half again or even double up for a main meal - particularly with a family of growing boys!
2nd Feb, 2019
Can you use a non dairy alternative yogurt?
goodfoodteam's picture
4th Feb, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes, we'd recommend using one with a neutral flavour and no sugar like unsweetened soya yogurt.
10th Jul, 2016
Surely after the raw chicken has been dipped in the garlicky yogurt you can,t then put the same mixture uncooked on the tortilla before eating as suggested?
goodfoodteam's picture
9th Aug, 2016
Hi that's right, definitely do not use the coating for the chicken. The recipe requires that you only need 2 tbsp of the garlicky yogurt to coat the chicken. It's the remaining garlicky yogurt you're using to finish the fajitas. Hope that's clear now.
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