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Chicken fajita’s

We’re too big a family with too big appetites that buying those fajita packs was never really an option. We’d need maybe 3 or 4 of them to go around!

So I learned how to make this seasoning myself. It can be amended then to your families specific tastes.

Like, a few years ago I would have only put in a small amount of chilli or it would be “too spicy”..(in all fairness, apparently peas were spicy at some stage!!)

Now I use more chilli, and the hotter chilli powder rather than the mild..

So, for the seasoning I use:

  • 1 tablespoon of hot chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder or garlic granules
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl then pop into a reusable container and add to your meals as required. It makes a lovely rub for bbq’s etc.

Right, for the filling:

For the lads in this house, I use 8 chicken fillets, because they’re all huge and eat me out of house and home!

So…

  • 8 chicken fillets, sliced
  • Tablespoon of cooking oil
  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 carrot, chopped as sticks
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Handful of mushrooms, sliced
  • Chillies (optional, I use 3 chopped with seeds)
  • Your homemade seasoning

In a large wok or frying pan, season and cook the chicken until it is sealed all over and you can’t see any more pink.

Then add the vegetables and stir fry for about 5 minutes (this depends greatly on how crunchy you like the veg)

Then sprinkle on your prepared fajita seasoning. You’d want about 2 tablespoons of seasoning for this amount of chicken and veg. I would maybe sprinkle some on, stir it in and then taste it. If it’s not enough, add more!

Now, that’s out of the way, keep it warm and prepare everything else. Or if you’re like me, delegate the job to another kitchen minion while you deal with the cooking.

Next you need:

  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Tortilla wraps
  • Grated cheese
  • Salsa
  • Whatever other sauces you like, e.g mayonnaise etc.
Pop everything on the table and get everyone to dive in.

Layer your wrap, wrap it up and enjoy!

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