Fajitas!

Article Sian Lewis Jan 11, 2013

H&F's healthy gourmet Lyndon Gee has tweaked this tasty Mexican-style favourite so it packs a healthy punch.

Chicken and sweet pepper fajitas

Traditional version: 526 calories, 23g fat, 6g saturated fat
Makeover version: 330 calories, 4g fat, 0.8g saturated fat

Makes 8
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless free-range chicken breasts, cut into strips (350g-400g approx)
1/2 tsp paprika
1tbsp sunflower oil
1-2 red onions, cut into wedges
1 red and 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
1 courgette, cut into strips
1 heaped tsp ground cumin
1 heaped tsp oregano
1 tsp chilli flakes (heaped if you like it hot)
Good pinch of salt
2-3 tbsp water
8 wholemeal tortillas

For the salsa, mix:
3-4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 large handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
grated zest and juice of a lime

For the soured yoghurt:
4 heaped tbsp live Greek yoghurt
1 tbsp lemon juice

Method:
1. Make the salsa and soured yoghurt, shred the lettuce and put to one side.
2. Mix the chicken with the paprika, add oil to a pan, add the chicken and cook for two minutes.
3. Add the onion, peppers and courgette and stir for another two minutes.
4. Add the cumin, oregano, chilli flakes and salt and carry on cooking for four to five minutes, stirring regularly.
5. Add the water to the pan, mix well and cover, then turn the heat down really low to keep it hot, adding a little more water if it starts sticking to the pan.
6. Meanwhile, warm the tortillas in a dry frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the whole stack and turn the regularly so each one gets a little contact with the hot pan.
7. Serve everything together and start building your fajitas. When loading and rolling your tortilla, don't forget to fold one end in as you roll it up so the filling doesn't drip out.

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