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Mexican Fajitas

Healthy home made Fajitas !

There’s something so magical & yummy about this sizzling meat and veggies made with the authentic Mexican seasoning & home made sour cream , all easily made at home !


This irresistible recipe of Fajitas , we often call “grilled chicken with veggies “ for my cook to comprehend , hss become such a staple in our carnivore home with the youngsters , who are on special protein intense diets !!!

not only are these Fajitas ( grilled stripes of meat ) easy to make , but are a healthy way of protein rich diet and a complete meal instantly liked for its familiar tastes so close to our own food here !

I believe in making my own spice mixtures , it’s definitely better quality , quantity & of course cost saving too . Besides I know what the contents are , special for all the allergy people ....like me & not to overlook another important factor here , Its far healthier with no preservative added too !

I find this recipe way better than a store-bought fajita seasoning as all ingredients are freshly roasted & ground & it certainly adds a taste of freshness to the dish !

You could make a larger batch of this seasoning as it makes a perfect gifts to carry in a cute jars packing all home made by you , sure it will be more than a welcome gift to receive as who wouldn’t welcome - A spicy chilli home made - Tex-Mex Flavours !!




Here’s A suggestion for My calorie conscious Friends -

instead of serving the fajitas inside tortillas, You can serve them stuffed in Whole Tomatoes , Capsicums Or wrap them in lettuce or blanched cabbage leave to make delicious light snacks or a light cocktail dinners .

Instead of sour cream and loads of cheese as toppings ,

I often top my Fajitas with creamy Avocado dip - Guacamole - OR serve with

Hung curd / Greek yogurt !

Handy Fajita Seasoning Powder ( can be pre made in advance )

Ingredients-

1Tbsp corn flour

2 tsp chili powder ( mild chilli powder )

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1 teaspoon paprika ( Kashmiri chilli powder)

1 teaspoon sugar / raw sugar

1/2 teaspoon onion powder 

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper ( hot chilli powder )

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 

Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container.  


suggestions-

Used smoked paprika ( smoke on open fire with the help of your tongs

The cayenne pepper might be too hot for kids so can be optional .

marinate with 1 Tbsp of the spice mixture blended with -

1/4 cup olive oil,

1/4 cup lemon juice or 2 Tbsp soy sauce or 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

600 gm meat/ chicken .  Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight for the best results !!

Ingredients For Fajitas -

Ingredients-

1/4 cup vegetables oil

2-3 bell peppers

1 onion

600 gm chicken breast / meat

2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1/2 tsp coriander powder

2 -3 cloves crushed garlic

1/2 tsp Onion powder

1/2 tsp cayenne powder

1/2 tsp chilli flakes

1 tsp sea salt to taste

1/4 tsp pepper to taste

1 lime


Method to Pan sauté -

  • heat a pan big enough to accommodate the chicken & vegetable.

  • add 1/2 the oil , when hot add the sliced onion , sauté , now add the peppers sauté till cooked but still tarty ,remove onto a plate

  • to the same pan add the remaining oil , add chicken

  • with all the following spices till the salt & pepper only (note do not add the lime juice till after cooking & removing from heat or will taste bitter ) sauté for 3-5 mins , sprinkling water if required till cooked

  • now add the sautés vegetable kept aside , mix shut the flame & sprinkle lime juice

  • serve stuffed into tortillas or as desired , topped with sour cream !!


alternatively if you want to for bake Them -

  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper sliced

  • 1 small red onion sliced

  • 600 gm of chicken sliced thin

  • 3 tablespoons of Fajita seasoning

  • 3 Tablespoons of oil

  • 12 small tortilla shells

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice or the juice.


Instructions- to bake

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

  • In a baking dish or casserole. Add diced chicken, sliced peppers, and sliced onion (can add courgettes )

  • Sprinkle the fajita seasoning over the vegetables and chicken.

  • Evenly spread the oil and lime juice over the vegetables and chicken and toss to combine.

  • Cook for 15-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.

  • Enjoy immediately stuffed in tortilla shells.

  • can add sour cream or Guacamole dip & chopped salad to garnish !


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