How to make Chicken Fajita -

Marinated boneless chicken cooked, wrapped in tortillas with caramelized onion, capsicum, cheese, rolled and served with sour cream and guacamole.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Tortillas (तौरतिया )

Cuisine : Mexican

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chicken Fajita

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Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Fajita Recipe

  • Boneless chicken cut into cubes 300 grams

  • Tortillas 4

  • Salt to taste

  • Paprika powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fajita spice mix 1 tablespoon

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic crushed 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Jalapenos chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Lettuce leaves a few

  • Tomato chopped 1

  • Spring onion greens chopped 2 stalks

  • Onions cut into roundels and caramelized 2 medium

  • Green capsicum cut into roundels and caramelized 1 medium

  • Processed cheese grated 2 tablespoons

  • Sour cream as required

  • Guacamole as required

Method

Step 1

Put chicken with salt, paprika powder and fajita spice mix into a bowl and mix well. Set aside to marinate.

Step 2

Heat butter in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and sauté till well browned.

Step 3

Add marinated chicken and mix. Add very little water, mix well, cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add coriander leaves, vinegar and jalapenos. Mix well and remove from heat.

Step 5

Heat a non-stick tawa. Place tortillas on it and heat from both sides.

Step 6

Place each heated tortilla on a worktop. Place a spoonful of chicken mixture in the centre of each. Top with torn lettuce leaves, tomato, spring onion greens, caramelized onions, caramelized capsicum and grated cheese on top. Bring the edges together to make a wrap and secure with a toothpick.

Step 7

Serve immediately with sour cream and guacamole.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.