I can’t remember the time I tried Mexican food for the first time… maybe when I was in Bangalore (India). But after coming to Singapore, I did try the food at quite a few Mexican restaurants here. One thing I like about this cuisine is they use a lot of herbs and spices and colorful vegetables which makes it interesting.
So the first Mexican recipe I decided to try in my kitchen is Chicken Fajitas, my style. Why this one? Well.. it’s an easy one to start with, doesn’t require too many ingredients and the dish is colorful. It’s a perfect dish when you’ve had a long day and yet want to pamper your taste buds. It’s also a great option for a potluck parties or watching movies at home with family or friends and goes well with cola or fries.
Buen apetito! 🙂
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Chicken breast – 400 gm, cut into 1 inch long pieces
Whole meal Wrap – 4 wraps
Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
Onion – 1 big, sliced
Red Pepper – 1/2, cut into thin long pieces
Yellow Pepper – 1/2, cut into thin long pieces
Red Chili Pepper – 1, cut into rings
Tomato – 1 medium, chopped into small cubes
Cumin powder – 1 teaspooon
Cajun spice – 1 teaspoon
Paprika – 2 teaspoons
Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons
Salt – to taste
For the wraps (optional):
Honey – 2 teaspoons (for 2 wraps)
Cinnamon – 1 teaspoons (for 2 wraps)
Step 1: Add the cumin powder, Cajun spice, paprika and half of the lemon juice to the chicken and mix well. Keep aside.
Step 2: Heat oil in a pan. Add the chicken, onion, red pepper and yellow pepper. Cook for around 2-3 minutes.
Step 3: Add the tomato and red chili pepper and cook for another 5 minutes or until the chicken in cooked. Add the rest of the lemon juice and toss well. Add salt to taste. Transfer the chicken from the pan to a serving dish.
Step 4: Mix the honey and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Step 5: Brush one side of the wrap with the honey and cinnamon mixture. Place the wrap on a heated flat pan with the the side of the mixture facing upwards. Heat for a minute or so on medium flame and transfer on to a plate.
Step 6: Cut the wraps into halves after it has cooled down. Place the cooked chicken and fold the wrap into a triangular shape or as desired. Serve with shredded cheese, salsa, guacamole or lettuce.
A few tips:
- If you find it difficult to find Cajun spice, you can replace it with a mixture of cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper.
- Though normally the dish is served with tacos, but I used the convenient approach of using ready made wraps. So feel free to use the breads of your choice.
- Instead of honey and cinnamon, you could brush the wraps with cheese or other spreads of your choice.