“Sticking to super-lean chicken breasts is the key to making super-food fajitas, and also provides us with a great source of protein, ensuring our muscles stay strong and healthy. I’m bigging up the veg with peppers, aubergine and avocado, helping you embrace the good stuff, plus it’s a really fun one to serve up at the table, letting everyone dig in and build their own. ”
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- olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon chipotle Tabasco sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 large red onion
- 2 x 200 g skinless free-range chicken breasts
- 3 mixed-colour peppers
- 1 large aubergine
- 2 limes
- 1 bunch of fresh coriander , (30g)
- 1 ripe avocado
- 4 large seeded wholemeal tortillas
- 50 g feta cheese
- Put 1 tablespoon of oil into a bowl with the vinegar, chilli sauce, oregano, paprika and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Crush in the unpeeled garlic through a garlic crusher and mix together.
- Peel and halve the onion, slice into 1cm-thick wedges, then slice the chicken lengthways 1cm thick and toss both in the marinade. Leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour, or preferably overnight.
- Prick the whole aubergine all over with a fork. Blacken the whole peppers and aubergine over a direct flame on the hob, or in a griddle pan on a high heat, until charred and blistered all over.
- Pop the peppers into a bowl and cover with clingfilm for 10 minutes, then scrape off most of the black skin, discarding the stalks and seeds.
- Pinch the skin off the aubergine and trim off the ends. Nicely slice it all 2cm thick, dress on a platter with the juice of 1 lime and a few picked coriander leaves, then taste and season to perfection.
- Cook the chicken and onions in all that lovely marinade in a large non-stick frying pan on a medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until cooked through, turning halfway.
- Peel, destone and finely slice the avocado, and squeeze over the juice of half a lime.
- Warm the tortillas in a dry frying pan for 30 seconds, then keep warm in a clean tea towel. Take it all to the table, with the feta and the remaining coriander leaves, and let everyone build their own.
- Take the principle of veg-packed fajitas and vary your protein – think strips of beef, prawns or even chunks of halloumi.
- You can swap in any soft herb, or even watercress or rocket.
- I’ve served up with feta here, but feel free to use whatever cheese you’ve got.
Original recipe source: https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/chicken-fajitas/?family-food-category=105052