essential Chicken fajitas

Hot and spicy, these sizzling fajitas are an easy weeknight supper. Serve with refried beans for a more substantial meal.


400g pack essential Waitrose British Chicken Breast Chunks
1 tbsp essential Waitrose Vegetable Oil
30g pack Discovery Mexican Fajita Seasoning Mix
2 essential Waitrose Peppers, deseeded and sliced
2 essential Waitrose red onions, thickly sliced
20g pack fresh coriander

To serve:

8 Discovery Plain Flour Tortillas
170ml essential Waitrose Soured Cream
essential Waitrose Mature English Cheddar, grated
essential Waitrose Little Gem lettuce, shredded
200g essential Waitrose Tomato Salsa


1. Place the chicken chunks in a bowl with 1 tsp of oil (reserving the rest) and the seasoning mix. Toss well, then cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge until ready to cook.

2. Heat the remaining oil in a wok or large frying pan and stir fry the pepper and onions for 5 minutes, until softened. Tip into a bowl and return the pan to the heat.

3. Stir fry the chicken gently for 7-8 minutes, until cooked through with no pink meat then return the vegetables to the pan. Cook until sizzling. Stir in the coriander and serve with warmed tortillas, soured cream, Cheddar, lettuce and salsa.

Cook’s tip

Try this with beef: use a 400g pack essential Waitrose British Beef Frying Steak, sliced, instead. For an additional, authentic touch, serve fajitas with fresh guacamole.

Find the recipe at waitrose.com/recipes.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1347.248kJ
Fat 14.6g
Saturated Fat 6.9g
Carbohydrate 27.5g
Sugars 8.1g
Salt 2.2g

1 of your 5 a day per fajita

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This recipe was first published in Thu Oct 06 09:02:19 BST 2011.