Chicken Fajitas

Posted By Kerri


Although we do most of our cooking together, this is definitely one of Stephen’s dishes, today however I thought I would give it a go. We haven’t had fajitas for some time though and I couldn’t remember exactly what we (well, Stephen) normally does. Looking back through the archives normally helps with this but the details were sketchy so I just had to get on with it.

I started by marinating the chicken breast pieces in a mixture of lime juice, chopped fresh chilli, hot chilli powder, coriander seed, cumin seed, smoky paprika and some chopped coriander. I left this in the fridge for an hour or so while I got on with making the guacamole.

When it came to cooking the fajita filling, I started by frying some garlic and chilli in a little oil before adding some sliced peppers and onions with a sprinkling of salt and a little cinnamon. Once these had started to soften, I added some water and continued to move the vegetables around until they were cooked through.

The vegetables were removed from the pan before the chicken went in with a little more salt. Much the same as above, I moved these around until they were almost cooked (adding a dash of water) and then returned the vegetables to the pan. Mix together and serve with some warm tortillas and guacamole. Sour cream and cheese optional 🙂

There was a fair amount of chilli in there but it didn’t really come through in the finished dish, next time I’ll need to remember not to be so shy with my seasoning. Or leave it to Stephen.


Apr 7th, 2009

7 Comments to 'Chicken Fajitas'

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  1. katie said,

    Fajitas are my very favorite meal, I lovelovelove them!!!

    Yours look amazing.

    Katie xox

    katie’s last blog post..Americana!

  2. Antonia said,

    I adore fajitas – they feature regularly on the menu in my house! I always do chicken ones – one day I should really try them with beef… I like the sound of your method – I have to confess that I usually resort to a ready-prepared fajita spice mix and add a few extra bits myself. Don’t tell anyone!

    Antonia’s last blog post..Bakewell Tart

  3. Stephen said,

    I think we needed to burn, er I mean char it a little more. Usually that happens by accident, but it adds to the flavour 🙂

  4. Alex said,


  5. Kevin said,

    Those fajitas look so good!

  6. Mrs Ergül said,

    I just happen to have a chicken breasts and while it can be so versatile, I’m stuck, I don’t know what to do with it. Or at least that is true until I read this!

    And, yesterday my friend just gave me a bag of (green) chili padi organically grown in Indonesia. I have heard that the green ones are more spicy than the red ones. I hope the heat comes through nicely in this dish. This is it! Thanks for sharing!

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