Chipotle, lime & chilli chicken fajitas
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4
This old favourite Tex-Mex dish is given an extra flavour boost my marinating the chicken overnight in a tequila, lime and chipotle marinade.
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 generous Tbsp chipotle paste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp good quality tequila
  • two onions, sliced into thin wedges
  • four bell peppers - a mixture of red and green, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • salt and black pepper (or fajita seasoning mix, if you can find it)
  • olive oil for frying
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups of shredded lettuce
  • 150g full-flavoured cheese, grated
  • tomato salsa
  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  1. Slice the chicken into thin strips, place in a non-reactive glass or metal bowl.
  2. Mix the chipotle paste, tequila, lime juice and tequila well, pour over the chicken and mix well to ensure all the chicken strips are coated. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or as long as you can).
  3. Heat a little olive oil in a large pan and add the onion. Saute over medium heat until the onions start to soften slightly, then add the peppers and garlic and continue to fry until they are soft enough for your taste. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon, season and keep warm.
  4. To the same pan, add the marinated chicken strips, turn up the heat, and stir continuously to stop them sticking or burning. Remove from the heat when they are just done (no longer pink when you cut them in half), season to taste and add them to the peppers and onions.
  5. Steam or microwave the tortillas to heat them, then serve the fajitas by laying all the components on the table - chicken and peppers; tortillas; lettuce; cheese; salsa; guacamole; and sour cream - and let guests assemble their own fajitas.
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