Sizzling chicken fajitas recipe

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  • Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 dried smoked chipotle or ancho chilli
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 ripe large tomato
  • ½ a bunch of fresh coriander
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp low-salt soy sauce
  • 2 mixed-colour peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 × 200 g skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 heaped tsp sweet smoked paprika, plus extra to serve
  • Olive oil
Rice & Beans
  • 1 × 400 g tin of mixed beans
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 1 × 250 g pack of cooked brown rice
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 wholemeal flour tortillas, to serve
  • 4 tbsp fat-free natural yoghurt, to serve
  • 20 g feta cheese, to serve
How to Make It
  1. Tear the dried chilli into the liquidizer and just cover with boiling water to rehydrate. Trim and add the spring onions with the tomato, coriander stalks, fresh chilli, juice of 1 lime, the balsamic and soy sauce, pop the lid on and leave to sit. Remove the stalks and seeds from the peppers, then tear up and place on the griddle pan. Peel, quarter and add the red onion, season with salt and pepper, then let it char nicely all over.
  2. On a large sheet of greaseproof paper, toss the chicken with salt, pepper and the paprika. Fold over the paper, then bash and flatten the chicken to 1.5 cm thick with a rolling pin. Put into the frying pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, turning after 3 or 4 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Drain and rinse the beans, then put into the large pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, the cumin seeds and the whole fresh chilli. Toss regularly for a couple of minutes until the beans are crispy-skinned.
  3. Whiz the contents of the liquidizer until smooth, then pour into a little serving bowl. Stir the rice and the juice of 1 lemon into the beans to warm through. Transfer the charred veg to a board, then merely warm the tortillas on the griddle pan. Slice the chicken and serve with the charred veg, rice and beans, tortillas and lime wedges. Dollop yoghurt over the veg, then sprinkle everything with crumbled feta and the coriander leaves.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
610 kcal
Calories from Fat:
173.7 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.3 g
Saturated Fat
4.5 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
43.2 g
10.4 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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