Last week was a crazy one. We are both trying to reduce some weight but being food lovers, dieting is out of the question. Hence our dietician made a plan for us which includes quite fancy and tasty foods from around the globe. For instance the Chicken Fajitas. They are wholesome and scrummy, filling yet low in calorie content. We also love it because it gives us the pleasure and distant memories of having a Chicken/Mutton Tikka Kati Roll back in Kolkata!
Fajita commonly refers to any kind of grilled meat served on flour or corn tortillas(Wiki). They are very easy to make and is perfect for a busy weeknight supper. You can mix and match with different ingredients and spices. Serve it with store bought salsa, guacamole and sour cream/yogurt dip or you can make them at home too.
Ingredients : Makes 6 fajitas
Boneless Chicken Breats - 500gm, cut into thin strips
Red Pepper - 1, cut into thin slices (should be of equal size like the chicken)
Orange/Yellow Pepper - 1, same as above
Onions - 2, sliced
Salt to taste
Fajita Spice Mix (Optional) - 2tsp (You can use any other spice mix or even just cumin and corriander)
Paprika - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Olive Oil - 2tbsp
Lime - Half
Corn/Flour/Wheat Tortillas - 6
Marinate the chicken, onion and pepper strips with the salt and spice mix and set aside for 20 minutes.
Heat a griddle. Brush it with the oil. Add the marinated chicken and vegetables and fry on high heat. Move everything around continuously with a tong so that nothing burns. Squeeze the juice of half a lime when the chicken is cooked and take it off heat. Toast the tortillas. Serve the chicken in the hot griddle itself along with fresh salad, guacamole/salsa and sour cream/hung yogurt. Whichever suits you the most...the options are endless! :)
Here are some shots I tried with my new 50mm. I simply heart it! Pardon the light though....did it in a hurry while the starving daughter and husband were banging the plates.