Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Fajitas

I finally bought my first Jamie Oliver cookbook. I choose the Food Revolution because it was the only soft cover, therefore the cheapest. This is the first recipe I made from it and it was so simple yet very good. You will see in the directions that it is copied directly from his book as well as the picture posted above. Looking for an easy recipe, this is it.

1 red bell pepper
1 medium red onion
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
A small pinch of ground cumin
2 limes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/16 teaspoon sea salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 x 8-inch flour tortillas
½ cup plain yogurt
2 ounces Cheddar cheese

For the salsa
½–1 fresh red chile, to your taste
15 ripe grape or cherry tomatoes

about ½ cup a small bunch of fresh cilantro

1/16 teaspoon sea salt

freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 lime

For the guacamole

a small handful of cherry tomatoes

about ¼ cup

½-1 fresh red chile

a few sprigs of fresh cilantro

½ ripe avocado

1 lime

·         Put your grill pan on a high heat. Halve and seed your bell pepper and cut it into thin strips. Peel, halve, and finely slice your onion. Slice your chicken lengthways into long strips roughly the same size as your bell pepper strips.

·         Put the bell peppers, onion, and chicken into a bowl with the paprika and cumin. Squeeze over the juice of half a lime, drizzle over a lug of olive oil, season with the salt and pepper and mix well. Put to one side to marinate for 5 minutes or so while you make your salsa.

·         Finely chop your chile. Roughly chop your tomatoes and the cilantro, stalks and all.

·         Put the chile and tomatoes into a second bowl with the salt and pepper and the juice of 1 lime. Then stir in your chopped cilantro.

·         Use a pair of tongs to put all the pieces of bell pepper, onion, and chicken into your preheated pan to cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the chicken is golden and cooked through. As the pan will be really hot, keep turning the pieces of chicken and vegetables over so they don’t burn – you just want them to lightly chargrill to give you a lovely flavor. Give the pan a little love and attention and you’ll be laughing.

·         To make the guacamole squeeze a handful of cherry tomatoes on to a board. Finely chop up the flesh with ½ -1 red chile and a handful of cilantro leaves, including the top part of the stalks.

·         Halve the avocado, leaving the side with the pit for another use. Then squeeze the one side of the avocado over a board so the flesh comes out of the skin. Discard the skin. Squeeze over the juice of 1 lime and chop everything together until fine. Taste and adjust the flavors if needed.

·         Warm your tortillas up in a microwave or a warm dry frying pan. Divide your warmed tortillas between your serving plates.

·         Halve your remaining lime and squeeze the juices over the sizzling pan. Serve with bowls of plain yogurt and guacamole alongside your Cheddar, a grater, and your lovely fresh salsa.


About Chez Starz

I live in California with my wonderful children and have an amazing boyfriend. I have been a paramedic for over 20 years and work for a Fire District as their EMS Manager. I have a passion and love for food and cooking. This blog is just a place to share my favorite recipes.
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