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Fajitas

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About this recipe
Healthiness : (47 votes)
Difficulty:  3 out of 5 difficulty
Comments:

Skills required: using the hob, handling and marinating raw meat, stir frying, using a grater, preparing vegetables and combining ingredients together.

Processes used: de-seeding, marinating, grating, chopping, peeling, top and tailing


Preparation Time: 2 minutes, it is good if you can leave the chicken in the marinade for an hour or so but it is not essential.
Cooking Time: 6-8 minutes
Number of servings: 4 for a light meal, 2 as a main
Serving suggestions: Serve with green salad.

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Fajitas are a delicious kind of filled wrap. The are often filled with a spicy meat or bean filling and eaten with sauces like guacamole, soured cream and salsa. You can vary the main filling, adding extra vegetable or kidney beans for a vegetarian alternative. Try turkey or beef strips if you prefer. Fajitas are best eaten hot but eaten cold they can make a satisfying snack.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 lime
  • a clove of garlic
  • 1/2 green chilli (you can use more if you like spicy food)
  • small bunch fresh coriander
  • 10ml spoon oil
  • 1 chicken breast or 3-4 thighs
  • 1/2 onion or 1 spring onion
  • 1/2 green or red pepper
  • 25g cheddar cheese
  • 3-4 tortillas

Optional:

  • 1 tomato
  • 15ml spoon guacamole, salsa or soured cream
Healthier version
Removing the skin from the chicken reduces the fat in this dish. Guacamole and salsa are healthier options than soured cream
Equipment
  • Lemon squeezer
  • Garlic crusher
  • Vegetable knife
  • Meat knife
  • 2 x Chopping board
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cling film
  • 15ml (table) spoon
  • 10 ml (dessert) spoon
  • Grater
  • 2 x Plate
  • Frying pan
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

Preparing the marinade:

  1. Squeeze the lime 
  2. Peel and crush the garlic
  3. De-seed and slice the chilli ( you might want to wear disposable gloves to handle the chilli as the oil can be fiery and hard to shift)
  4. Chop the coriander
  5. Mix all of the above with the oil
Preparing the main dish:
  1. Remove the skin from the chicken, cut into strips and mix with the marinade
  2. Cover the dish with film and put it in the fridge until needed. Marinades work best when left for a few hours but you can use the chicken as soon as you are ready)
  3. On a clean chopping board, with the vegetable knife, slice the oinion and pepper, grate the cheese (chop tomato, if using)
  4. Add the chicken to the frying pan and stir fry for 4-6 minutes, checking that the chicken is cooked through
  5. Add the onion and pepper and cook for a further 2 minutes
  6. On a plate, warm the tortillas for about 20 seconds in the microwave 
  7. Spread a little of the chicken down the centre of the top wrap, add cheese, tomato, guacamole or salsa as preferred 
  8. Roll up and put on serving plate 
  9. Repeat with each wrap
  10. Serve hot
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Name: Maman 5th July 2015
Everything blended very nicely, good results!
Name: AKL9 27th June 2015
The fajitas were very nice. I would recommend putting more chilli in the fajitas if you like them spicy.
Name: Xanthe Whelan 20th April 2015
me and annaleigh really enjoyed making it and may I please thank isobel hill for finding the recipe and mrs graham my supportive food tech teacher xxx
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