Chicken fajitas with red pepper salsa

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Ingredients

Serves 5

For the salsa:

  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 1 red pepper, halved, cored and finley diced
  • 2 tomatoes, halved, seeds removed and skins finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper

For the chive dip:

  • 2 tablespoons greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 handful chives, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper

For the chicken:

  • 3 chicken breasts, chopped in to small chunks
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Other ingredients:

  • Wholemeal wraps
  • Thinly sliced cucumber
  • Grated cheddar cheese

Timings

Prep time: 10 minutesย 
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Chicken fajitas with red pepper salsa

My children love these chicken fajitas and I love sitting with them knowing that they are squealing with excitement over a well balanced meal! I think there is an element of everyone being in control here. By choosing their own ingredients they take ownership of their meal, which I think for them, is half the fun.

Method

First, marinade the chicken. Mix together all the chicken ingredients in a bowl and set to the side for 30 minutes while you make the salsa and dip.

To make the salsa, place all of the ingredients in a frying pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes until all the juices have disappeared and the pepper and tomatoes are tender. Once cooked, add 1 tablespoon cold water to loosen if necessary and taste for seasoning.

Next, make the dip. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Taste for seasoning.

Finally, prepare the chicken. Heat 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil in a frying pan. Place the chicken chunks in the pan and cook over a medium heat for 7-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Assemble as you wish. Fold in the bottom end and roll!

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I tend to buy mini wholemeal wraps from the supermarket as they are easier for my youngest children to handle, or feel free to make your own! “

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