The Perfect Midweek Treat…Fajitas

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It’s got to be said..

I absolutely LOVE Mexican food! None more so than chicken fajitas.

Spicy chicken strips, roasted peppers and onions..layered up with fresh tangy salsa, cheese, crisp crunchy lettuce and topped off with creamy guacamole and soured cream. All wrapped up in soft flour tortilla’s into pockets of perfection.

Such satisfying comfort.

I’ve been eating these for as long as I can remember and they are an absolute staple in our household. There would be uproar without them!

Even the pickiest of eaters love these bad boys as they can take or leave whatever they choose in their perfect wrap.

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To make yourself some fresh salsa, grab:

A handful of small red cherry tomatoes
1/2 onion
1/2 bunch of coriander
1 clove of garlic
1 green chili
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper

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This couldn’t be easier to make!

Go down the speedy route and whack all your ingredients, bar the liquids, into a food processor and pulse a few times until everything is diced and well mixed. You want it to be chunky, so don’t make a pulp out of it!

Remove you’re salsa and add in the lime juice and extra virgin olive oil and give a good stir.

Keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

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For 2 fajitas you’ll need:

2 chicken breasts (from your local butcher is best!)
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 onion
fresh salsa
soured cream
cheddar cheese
guacamole
lettuce
2 tbsp smoked chipotle oil
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp chipotle chile powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp oregano

I always start by cutting the chicken into thin strips and mixing the meat with the spices, lime juice and chipotle oil. Leave this to sit and marinade whilst you are getting the other ingredients prepared. It will make for even tastier chicken!

Chop your peppers into thin strips. Then chop your onion in half and cut into slices. Put these in a frying pan, sprinkle with salt and cook slowly over a lot heat whilst you are getting the remaining ingredients ready.

Grate your cheese.

Cut your lettuce into thin strips.

Add your soured cream and guacamole into serving bowls.

Turn up the heat on the peppers and onions so they can start to get that wonderful charred look and taste to them.

Now for the party to arrive! Preheat a heavy based pan over a medium high heat, I prefer cast iron and find it works best for that smokey, authentic taste you want to accompany your fajitas. Add a little oil and allow this to heat through and then add your chicken strips. Allow to cook for a few minutes on each side. Don’t stir too much or you won’t get the crispy charred bits. When cooked all the way through, plate up with all the other ingredients and get to making your perfect wrap!

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Wrap that baby up and get to munching amigos!

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