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Delicious Chicken Fajitas

25/03/2016 | By

Try these delicious chicken fajitas – they are the perfect shared meal for super-simple entertaining.

delicious chicken fajitas

It’s the beginning of the Easter long weekend here in Australia where, unlike lots of other parts of the world, we get a delicious four day break. It’s traditionally a relaxing time when we in the southern hemisphere get to enjoy either the last of the summer weather or the first welcome chill of autumn days – often sharing casual meals with family and friends. With four days up our sleeves there’s plenty of time for entertaining any way we like, but I’m a casual kind of girl so easy shared meals are favourites in our house and these delicious chicken fajitas are always popular.

chicken Fajitas

Before I go any further, I will apologise for the quality of these photos. I often make these chicken fajitas for a quick, tasty dinner and every time I do I wish that I’d made them for lunch instead – the evening light in my kitchen is not great for photos.

I don’t claim that these are authentic in any way, but they are seriously delicious. No matter how big a batch I make (sometimes with left-overs in mind) they are always gobbled up, so I’m clearly not the only one who thinks so. Give yourself a break the next time you are looking for food to share and try these – you won’t be sorry.

delicious chicken fajitas
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5 from 1 vote

Delicious Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Amanda McInerney of www.lambsearsandhoney.com

Ingredients

  • 600 gms chicken thigh or breast cut into slices
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 red capsicum sliced
  • 60 mls olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp heaped tsp ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • juice of 1 lime
  • soft flour tortillas
  • sour cream
  • grated cheese

  • SALSA
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 spring onion sliced
  • 1/2 red chilli chopped finely
  • 1/2 bunch coriander leaves & stems chopped

  • GUACAMOLE
  • 2 avocados mashed
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 bunch coriander leaves chopped
  • juice of 1 lime

Instructions

  • Place chicken, spices, salt and half the olive oil in a large bowl, mix to combine well. Set aside.
  • Heat the other half of the olive oil in large frypan, over medium heat. Add onion slices and cook until transparent.
  • Add sliced capsicum and cook with onions until onions are golden and caramelised. Transfer to plate and set aside.
  • Add marinated chicken to hot pan, using a little more oil if necessary, and stir over high heat in batches until cooked through and golden brown.
  • Return all chicken to the pan, with the onions and capsicum, add lime juice, and heat through.
  • SALSA
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Guacamole
  • As with the salsa, combine in a bowl.
  • Serve the fajitas with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and cheese in soft flour tortillas.

 

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  1. Liz Posmyk (Good Things)
    25/03/2016

    Sounds good Amanda. Must admit, as much as I love saying the word fajita, I have never tasted them!

  2. Tania | My Kitchen Stories
    26/03/2016

    Happy easter weekend to you Amanda. These do indeed look quite delicious and I can see why they would be gobbled up

  3. Anna @ shenANNAgans
    01/04/2016

    Yum. A fave in our household too. 🙂 Hope your easter weekend was relaxing, can’t believe how quickly time is going, that was a whole week ago now.

  4. Phelan Amanda
    12/04/2016

    5 stars
    Yes – who doesn’t love a chicken recipe? If they don’t, they don’t know what they are missing out on.
    I know what I will be making tomorrow night, they look amazing and sound delish!