How to make the best fajitas
How to cook the perfect onions: Cooking onions in water at the start is a good cheat – it softens them without the risk of them catching and burning when frying in oil.
How to roast peppers: Roasting peppers yourself and taking the time to peel off the skin will give them a smoky depth that a jarred pepper could never have.
How to cook the best chicken for fajitas: For the best flavour, buy the best-quality, free-range chicken you can find. Get it well browned at the start – this caramelisation will be a strong building block for flavour.
How to prepare guacamole: Save the avocado stone when prepping the guacamole: add it back to the bowl once made – it will stop the dip browning.
Chicken fajitas recipe
- vegetable oil 2 tbsp
- chicken breasts 3, cut into long strips
- onions 4, thinly sliced
- red peppers 2, halved
- yellow peppers 2, halved
- garlic 4 cloves, sliced
- red chillies 2, deseeded and finely chopped
- coriander a large handful, stalks finely chopped, leaves roughly chopped
- smoked paprika 1 tsp
- ground cumin 1 tsp
- limes 2, zested and juiced
- avocados 3, ripe
- red onion 1 small, finely chopped
- limes 2, juiced
- coriander a handful, chopped
- cherry tomatoes 200g, halved and tossed with 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar
- hot salsa (shop-bought)
- soured cream
- hot sauce
- cheddar grated
- tortillas see notes below
More fajitas ideas below:
Make it a fajita night with this speedy veggie dinner, perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Use a little mild chilli powder to give these wraps a kick, and hot-smoked paprika for colour.
Check out our lower calorie steak fajitas. These fajitas are super easy to make and take no time at all. Serve in the middle of the table and dig in.
If you're a veggie who loves fajitas, check out these super simple wraps with salty halloumi, sweet red peppers and crunchy red onions. Ready in 20 minutes, this easy recipe is a great midweek meal for two.
Fill your tortillas with our high-protein mix of sirloin steak, long-stemmed broccoli and roasted red peppers for a quick entertaining idea.
Make your own paprika-laced prawn fajitas in less than half an hour for a punchy midweek meal.
- Kcals 495
- Fat 28.7g
- Saturates 5.2g
- Carbs 20.6g
- Sugars 16g
- Fibre 12.2g
- Protein 32.5g
- Salt 0.2g