Hot chilli chicken fajitas

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By: Antony Worrall Thompson From: Good Food Bites

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 4 / 5 (10 votes)

Prep time:
25 min, plus 2 hrs marinating
Cook time:
10 min
Serves:
4

Enjoy a chilli kick with Anthony Worral Thompson's simple Mexican-inspired recipe for tasty chicken kebabs with tortilla wraps

Method

1. Mix together the chilli oil, chilli powder, paprika, sugar, lime juice and zest in a bowl.

2. Cut each chicken breast lengthways into six strips. Add to the chilli paste, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

3. Meanwhile, make the tomato and avocado salsa. Place the tomato, red chilli, lime juice, red onion, avocado, olive oil and coriander in a large bowl and stir gently to combine. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and place in a serving bowl.

4. Heat a barbecue or ridged griddle pan.

5. Thread 3 pieces of marinated chicken onto 3 bamboo skewers, soaked in water overnight.

6. Place the chicken skewers on the barbecue or griddle pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until the chicken is cooked through.

7. Place the chicken skewers on a serving plate and serve with the tomato and avocado salsa, warmed tortillas, lettuce and soured cream. Allow each person to assemble the fajitas themselves.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp chilli oil
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • pinch of sugar
  • grated zest and juice of 1 limes
  • 4 chicken breast fillets

For the tomato and avocado salsa:

  • 4 large tomatoes, deseeded and finely diced
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • juice of 1 limes
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium ripe medium avocado, stoned, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • salt, and freshly ground pepper

To serve:


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Latest Comment

 

Need to add ground cumin too. Don't need to do as kebabs

GillH47709 GillH47709  Posted 01 May 2012 9:04 AM
 

A 5 star recipe! This is a really gorgeous recipe - not in a thick tomato sauce as other recipes but a fresh taste that works just brilliantly with guacamole, salsa, low fat yogurt and grated cheese - a great weekend meal and also good for casual entertaining - definitely recommend you try this.

Gurg Gurg  Posted 13 Jan 2010 5:39 PM