Chicken fajitas

This nutrient-rich twist on a Mexican favourite is bursting with flavour
Try our delicious chicken fajita recipe for people living with cancer
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Recipe by: Sarah James | Health Information Publications Manager

These fajitas have a gentle spicy flavour. The guacamole helps to boost the calories, important for people experiencing weight loss.  

This recipe has been designed by Sarah James. It is taken from Eat Well During Cancer, our booklet helping you to cope with the side-effects of cancer.

Recipe for people with cancer

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Ingredients
  • For the guacamole:
  • 1–2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced
  • Small handful fresh coriander, finely chopped (optional)
  • Other ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 480g chicken breast, diced
  • 4 wholemeal wraps
  • 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • Seasoning:
  • 1 level tablespoon cornflour
  • ½–1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic granules
  • ¼–½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Time
25 minutes
SERVES:
4
CALORIES:
495
FAT:
18.5g
SALT:
1.2g
SUGAR:
8.2g
5 A DAY:
1.5
Method
  1. Add the lime juice and the avocado to a bowl, then mash thoroughly. Stir in the coriander, cover and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Warm the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and pepper; and cook for 3­–4 minutes until they start to soften but not brown.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for a further 4–5 minutes until the chicken is browned on all sides.
  4. Mix together all the seasoning ingredients, and sprinkle over the chicken and vegetables – you may not need to use all of the seasoning, but the rest will keep for another time. Stir for 2 minutes to cook the spices and ensure everything is coated in them.
  5. Warm the wraps in the oven (about 100ºC) for about 2–3 minutes (optional). Place each wrap on a large plate, and spoon a quarter of the chicken and vegetable mix onto each, followed by a quarter of the guacamole and half a tablespoon of yoghurt. Fold the wrap and enjoy.