Mexican Fajita



1 red pepper
1 medium red onion
1 skinless, boneless chicken breast, preferably higher welfare
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
a small pinch of ground cumin
2 limes
olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
4 flour tortillas
good-quality low-fat natural yogurt, to serve
guacamole, to serve
Cheddar cheese, to serve

For the salsa
½-1 fresh red chilli, to your taste
15 ripe cherry tomatoes
a small bunch of fresh coriander
freshly ground black pepper
1 lime
extra virgin olive oil

Put your griddle pan on a high heat
Halve and deseed your 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 capsicum strips
Put the capsicum, 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 a good pinch of pepper and mix well

Put to one side to marinate for 5 minutes or so while you make your salsa
Finely chop your chilli
Roughly chop your tomatoes and the coriander, stalks and all

Put the chilli and tomatoes into a second bowl with a good pinch of pepper and the juice of 1 lime
Add a good lug of extra virgin olive oil, then stir in your chopped coriander

Use a pair of tongs to put all the pieces of 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 flavour
Give the pan a little love and attention and you’ll be laughing
Warm your tortillas up in a microwave or a warm dry pan

Divide your warmed tortillas between your serving plates
Halve your remaining lime and squeeze the juices over the sizzling pan
At the table, carefully help yourselves to the chicken and vegetables straight from the hot griddle pan
Just be sure to put it down on top of something that won’t burn, like a chopping board
Serve with pots of yoghurt and guacamole alongside your Cheddar, a grater and your lovely fresh salsa

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