Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Chicken Fajitas (pronounced /fəˈhiːtə/)





CHICKEN FILLING


INGREDIENTS

300 grams Chicken
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 small Onion
1 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 each Red,green,yellow and orange peppers
Salt
Oil




PROCEDURE

1. De seed and thinly slice the peppers.

2. Slice the onion thinly.

3. Slice the chicken breast into thin strips.

4. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes to 1 hour with oregano, pepper, salt and lemon juice.

5. Turn on you stove to high heat and place oil in a pan or griddle heat for a few seconds until smoking hot.
Cook the chicken till tender. Usually it takes about 4-5 minutes.

6. Stir in the cut peppers and onion and cook for 3 more minutes until the veggies turn soft enough to eat.


FLOUR TORTILLAS

INGREDIENTS
Makes about 10 Tortillas

2 Cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Oil
Luke warm Milk for kneading






PROCEDURE

1. In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour, salt and baking powder.
Add oil followed by milk to the flour and work the mixture into a slightly sticky dough.

2. Dust the working surface with flour and knead vigorously for about 4 minutes. This step will help you get rid of the stickiness.

3. Transfer the dough into a bowl, cover with a damp cloth ad let it rest for about 30 miutes.

4. Divide the dough into 10 equal sized balls and cover with the damp cloth.

5. Dust your working surface with flour remove each piece of dough and pat it into a 4 inch circle.
With a rolling pin, roll out the tortilla from the center until you have a 7-8 inch diameter circle with a thickness of 1/4 th inch or lesser.

6. Heat a dry skillet or griddle. Transfer the tortilla onto it. Once it begins to blister let it cook for about 30 seconds and turn it allow to cook on the other side as well for another 30 seconds.

7. Remove tortilla and place in an aluminum foil. Repeat with rest of the dough.


GUACAMOLE


INGREDIENTS

1 Avocado
1 tsp lime juice
Few coriander leaves finely chopped
1 small onion very finely chopped
Salt
Pepper






PROCEDURE

1.
Half the avocado,remove the middle stone and spoon out the flesh into a bowl.

2. Add lime juice, finely chopped coriander and onion.
Add salt and pepper.

3. Blend with a hand blender on high speed or use the back of a simple spoon to make it mushy.



SALSA

INGREDIENTS

3 Tomatoes
1/2 Red Onion
2 spicy green chilies
1 tsp Lemon juice
Few coriander leaves
2 tbsp Olive oil
Salt
Pepper



PROCEDURE

1. Slice the tomatoes into quarters and remove seeds and juicy part then chop into small pieces transfer into a bowl.
2. Finely chop green chili, onion and coriander. Add it to the chopped tomatoes.

3. Add olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Blend all the ingredients together with a spoon until well mixed.



Sour cream, Salsa, Mashed potato and Guacamole. (Left to right)






Place the chicken filling on a warm tortilla, add a spoonful of each of the dips and roll it up and enjoy.

WARNING: The appetizing aroma of Fajitas may cause undue salivation.

19 comments:

Passionate About Baking said...

These do look very yummy...

Trupti said...

wow fajitas looks very delicious. Nice photos & nice presentation.
First time here ..you have a very nice blog.

phanitha said...

Thank you Deeba and Trupti

lisa (dandysugar) said...

These look great! I love fajitas! Very fresh.

Sabita Sagi said...

Yummy Yummy....

Preety said...

hey i love the whole recipe..specially the tortillas..those looks soo good..Can you store them in refrigerator if you are making at home..?

phanitha said...

Thank you preety...Yes you can refrigerate them or even freeze them.

Linda said...

How simple and natural everything sounds, and I love the addition of mashed potatoes--excellent combo!

Thank you for the "warning" :))

Tangled Noodle said...

I love your presentation! Chicken fajitas are a personal favorite and I love the made-from-scratch additions (rather than relying on pre-made stuff, which I admit I usually resort to). Thanks for sharing!

5 Star Foodie said...

Those fajitas look delicious!

Vrinda said...

i appreciate ur effort behind this ,i am not a tortilla fan,but liked the presetation...

Priti said...

Wow tht's a lovley meal to eat...gud to knw you have made tortillas urself....

SoCal Pastry Chef said...

I've never used coriander when making guacamole... that sounds great. You're fajitas look terrific (and I loved the pronouciation key) ;)

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