Chicken Fajitas and all the sides

fajitas.jpgWho can ever say no to this tasty wrap? If you are entertaining, it’s the perfect D.I.Y. party food. I usually put everything on a round table, so that guests can walk around it and serve themselves. I place a large platter in the centre filled with moist, fragrant chicken, surrounded by small bowls filled with really tasty toppings (I‘m a sucker for the onion salad). I never use pre-made spice mixes, as I find that the aroma of the spices is not as strong as I like. Make it yourself, it’s so simple anyway. If you’d rather not eat the carbs, this chicken is wonderful in lettuce wraps.

For the spice mix

  • 1 Tbs cornflour
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sweet paprica
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin

For the chicken

  • 500 grams chicken meat (a combination of thighs and breast meat works best), cut in thin strips.
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 medium red onions, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup beer

To serve


In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the spice mix. Put the chicken strips in a large bowl. Take 3 tablespoons of the spice mix and sprinkle over the chicken strips. Mix very well (I wear plastic gloves and use my hands).

In a large frying pan, add the olive oil over high heat. Add the chicken strips and cook for 1-2 minutes, stiring occasionally, until chicken is nicely coloured. Remove chicken from pan, using a slotted spoon. In the same pan, add the onions, garlic and pepper. Cook for a couple of minutes more, until vegetables are nicely charred. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken back to the pan and pour in the beer. Cook for another 2 minutes, until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through. Serve with the tortillas and sides.


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