Thursday, September 6, 2012


Latin American : How To Make Chicken Fajitas

A traditional Mexican dish full of colour and flavour- a real favourite with everyone!


Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes

2 boneless chicken breasts
2 limes
Half Tbsp caster sugar
2 tsp dried oregano
Half tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cinnamon powder
2 onions
1 red pepper
1 orange pepper
1 green pepper
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
Parsley for garnishing

1 sharp knife
1 chopping board
1 plate or small tray
1 large bowl
1 large frying pan or griddle
1 wooden spoon
1 grater
1 fork


Chop the vegetables
* De-seed the 3 different coloured peppers. Thinly slice them and the onions and put them aside on a plate.

Prepare the chicken
* Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips, about 3 cm long.

Make the marinade
* Grate the rind of one of the limes into a bowl then squeeze the juice from both. Into this, add the caster sugar, oregano, cayenne, cinnamon and season with salt and pepper. Mix together well.

Marinate the chicken
* Add the chicken strips and mix until all the pieces are coated. Set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes - however, the longer you can leave it, the more the juices will soak in.

Cook the chicken
* Heat the oil in the pan or griddle over a high temperature until smoking hot.
* Add the chicken and the marinade and cook until tender. This will take approximately 4-5 minutes.
Add the vegetables
* Stir in the peppers and onions and cook for 3 more minutes until the vegetables are soft. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

Garnish and serve
* Garnish with chopped parsley and serve the Mexican way.
* Put the chicken mixture into a warmed floury-tortilla, then add a spoonful of guacamole, sour cream and tomato salsa and roll it up.

1 comment:

  1. buddha...I love Fajitas but I interesting beef fajitas. WoW!! I can own cook now. Thanks for sharing Matt. Have a great weekend.;)