Jaime Oliver’s Chicken Fajitas

This is the last recipe I got to make from Jaime Oliver’s new cookbook before I had to take it back to the library. There were several more recipes that I had bookmarked, but I guess I will have to wait and see if I can check it back out again later. In the meantime, enjoy these scrumptious fajitas.

• 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut in thin strips
• 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
• 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast, sliced
• 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
• a small pinch of ground cumin
• 2 limes
• olive oil
• freshly ground black pepper
• 4-6 flour tortillas
• good-quality low-fat natural yogurt, salsa, guacamole, cheddar cheese

Add peppers, onions and chicken to a medium bowl with the paprika and cumin. Squeeze over the juice of one lime, drizzle over a lug of olive oil, season with a good pinch of pepper and mix well.

Let marinate for five-ten minutes. Preheat skillet/pan.

Use a pair of tongs to put all the pieces of pepper, onion and chicken into your preheated pan to cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the chicken is golden and cooked through.

As the pan will be really hot, keep turning the pieces of chicken and vegetables over so they don’t burn – you just want them to lightly chargrill to give you a lovely flavor.

Warm your tortillas up in a microwave.

Divide your warmed tortillas between your serving plates.

Halve your remaining lime and squeeze the juices over the sizzling pan.

Serve with yogurt, salsa, cheese and guacamole.

Did I change anything? The original recipe came with another recipe for homemade salsa which I did not make.

What did the family think? The kids just ate the chicken parts with their tortillas, cheese and yogurt…no onions and peppers. Hubby and I really like it and I was so happy to find a fajita recipe that I like, that has taste and doesn’t require a packet of fajita seasoning.

Where did this recipe come from? Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

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