Chicken Fajitas recipe & TV3 clip

Chicken Fajitas

This is an all-time favourite at our cookery camp amongst the kids and I get kids who have done them before with me still asking to do them again. You can buy fajita packs if you don’t have time to make the spice mix, salsa and tortilla wraps but it’s much nicer if you make them yourself and kids usually love making the dough!

Watch the clip on TV3 here

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Serves 4


2 chicken breast fillets

½ red pepper, slice lengthways

½ onion, sliced

Groundnut or rapeseed oil

Some cheddar cheese, grated

Sour cream

For the homemade tortilla wraps

250g plain flour

½ teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

175ml water

For the spice mix:

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon caster sugar

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

½ teaspoon chilli powder

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon paprika


To make the tortilla wraps, put the flour and salt in a bowl and mix. Make a little well in the middle, add the oil and water, mix it all together and knead the resulting dough for about 10 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and put it back in the bowl, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for at least half an hour (or even overnight if you want).

Prepare the spice mix by combining all the ingredients, then set aside.

Make the tomato salsa by combining all the ingredients (see page XX), then set aside.

When you are ready to cook the tortillas, put the dough out on a floured worktop. Cut the dough into golfball-sized pieces and roll these out into circles, as thin as possible.

Heat a dry frying pan and place your tortilla wrap into it. When it starts to blister and bubble, carefully turn it over and cook the other side.

When all the tortillas are cooked, prepare the filling. Slice the chicken breast into about 6 pieces each. Place the chicken, pepper and onion in a large bowl and add 3 tablespoons of the spice mix. Mix it through with a spoon.

Heat some oil in a frying pan and add the chicken and vegetables. Stir-fry until the chicken is cooked through. You can check this by taking a piece out of the pan and cutting it in half. If it is completely white on the inside, it is cooked.

Place a spoonful of the chicken, peppers and onions in the middle of a tortilla wrap and add a little cheese, salsa and a dollop of sour cream. Roll one side of the wrap over to the middle, then tuck in the end and roll the other side of the wrap over.


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