Monday, 13 May 2013

Chicken Fajitas with Homemade Tortilla

I have a confession. I actually quite like the Old El Paso fajita set. With all the trimmings (grated carrot, cheese, guacamole, salad leaves, sour cream, salsa and cucumber). As i'm pretty embarrassed about this I decided to make my own. It was a MILLION times better and I made my own tortilla which was easy and so much nicer then shop bought. I got the recipe from here but I found I needed less water.This serves 3 people.

What you need 


6 chicken thighs, skin removed
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne seasoning
salt and pepper
1 lime
1 tsp honey


2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup of water
3 tbsp olive oil

What you need to do

In a bowl, or sandwich bag, mix the spices then throw in the chicken, honey and lime juice. Leave to marinate for a bit. Then cook them at 180 for roughly 30 minutes,

When the chicken in cooking make your tortillas. Simply mix the salt and flour then add the water and oil. Stir to form a dough and then turn out and knead till soft. Then split your mixture into 6 parts and roll into individual balls. Next roll these out to your desired thickness ( I like mine thin). Dry fry them in a hot pan until  lightly browned.

Take your chicken out of the oven and leave to rest. Then shred and serve in the tortilla with whatever you like!