Healthy Chicken Fajitas & Dip Recipes

By lucy bourne April 23, 2020

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Chicken Fajitas & Fajita Dips Chicken Fajitas

A tasty and easy sauce to make. Packed with protein and vitamins too!

PREP TIME: 20 mins
COOKING TIME: 30 mins
SERVES: 4 portions

Ingredients
• 1 tbsp vegetable oil
• 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
• 1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and thinly sliced
• 450g/1lb chicken breasts, skinned and cut into thin strips
• Pinch of paprika
• Pinch of mild chilli powder
• Pinch of cumin
• Pinch dried oregano
• 4 soft wholemeal tortillas
• 1/2 iceberg lettuce, finely shredded

Method
1. Heat the oil in a wok or large non-stick frying pan, add the onion and peppers and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.
2. Add the chicken, paprika, chilli powder, cumin and oregano and cook for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

3. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 1 – 2 minutes or briefly under the grill or wrap in foil and place for 5 minutes in a preheated oven gas mark 4/180ºC /160 ºC fan for 5 minutes.

4. Spoon one-quarter of the chicken mixture into the centre of each tortilla, add a couple of tablespoons of salsa and some shredded lettuce. Roll up and serve warm with guacamole and Greek yoghurt and cayenne dip (see Fajita dips for these recipes below)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER PORTION*

*All nutritional information is approximate

Energy 375kcals
Protein 22.5g
Fat 9g
Saturates 1.5g
Carbohydrates 51g
Sugars 9.5g
Dietary Fibre 3.8g
Salt 0.3g

Fajita Dips

Some tasty dips to spice up and add extra flavour to your yummy chicken fajitas. They are easy to make and are full of nutrients, helping towards your 5 a day!

PREP TIME: 20 mins
COOKING TIME: 0 minsFajitas dips
SERVES: 4 portions

Tomato Salsa
• 1 small red onion, finely chopped
• 425g cherry tomatoes, chopped
• 2 garlic cloves, crushed
• Large handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped
• Freshly ground black pepper

Combine the onion, tomatoes, garlic and coriander in a bowl. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

Papaya & Passion Fruit Salsa
• 1 papaya, peeled, deseeded & diced
• 1 red chilli finely chopped and deseeded
• ½ – 1 of a lime, juice
• 1 passion fruit, halved, seeds removed
• Few fresh mint leaves, shredded

Combine all the ingredients together, cover and chill for 30 minutes.

Yoghurt & Cayenne
• 4 dessert spoons Greek yoghurt
• Sprinkling cayenne pepper

Sprinkle cayenne over the top of the yoghurt in a small.

Guacamole
• Avocado, halved, stone removed
• Lime juice
• 1 chilli, halved, deseeded and finely chopped
• A cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
• 2 spring onions, finely chopped
• A few coriander leaves, finely chopped

Cut the avocado in half working round the stone. Use a dessert spoon to scoop out the stone and then the flesh. Mash the flesh with the juice. Add all the other ingredients, serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER PORTION*

*All nutritional information is approximate

                                             Tomato Salsa Papaya &

Passion Fruit Salsa

Guacamole Yoghurt & Cayenne
Energy 22kcal 46kcal 67kcal 18kcal
Protein 1.3g 0.3g 1g 0.5g
Fat 0.3g 0g 5.3g 1g
Saturates 0g 0g 0.8g 1g
Carbohydrates 6g 12.3g 5.5g 1g
Sugars 3.3g 0.8g 1.3g 0.5g
Dietary Fibre 1.5g 0.5g 3g 0g
Salt Trace Trace Trace Trace