Monday, 6 February 2017

Fajita Seasoning

As a family, we love Mexican fajitas: easy to make, delicious and healthy, they are a popular and tasty quick tea option up and down the country.

The only problem that I find is that the commercial fajita seasonings aren't too good. They are either too salty, too hot, too smokey and too expensive. So here's probably the quickest and most simple recipe I've ever produced on here and one that you must try. It will save you money and also make for a more authentic and tasty seasoning for your chicken.

Experiment with heat and smokiness; if you like it hot, add a splash of chilli sauce whilst mixing together. If you like it smokey, use smoked paprika instead. If you like it smokey and hot, add both!

Fajita seasoning
Enough for an average family of 4 (4 chicken breasts)

1 - In a bowl, mix together 1 tsp each of ground cumin, paprika, ground coriander and dried oregano. Mix in quarter of a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, a crushed garlic clove and season with a little salt and pepper.
2 - Squeeze in the juice of a lime and a tbsp of groundnut or olive oil. Add a few splashes of your favourite chilli sauce at this stage if you like it hot.
3 - Pour over thinly sliced chicken and leave to marinade for an hour or two.
4 - Cook as normal in a hot, non-stick drying pan with sliced peppers and onion.

NOTE - You can make a lot of this seasoning and put into an airtight container to save you mixing every time. When you need to use, simply stir two tablespoons of it together with the wet ingredients. Easy!

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