Chicken and Chorizo Fajitas
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Chicken and Chorizo Fajitas

Chicken and Chorizo Fajitas

with chipotle and sweet chilli dip

Fajitas are a Tex-mex invention usually consisting of some type of seared strip of meat, often served with accoutrements such as veg and additional sauces. This moreish has not one but two types of meat, as well as a sweet and spicy sauce and a refreshing salad to top it all off.

Tags:
Egg(s) not included
Spicy
Allergens:
Sulphites
Milk
Soya
Wheat
Total Time30 minutes
Cooking Time35 minutes
DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

Serving amount

2 unit(s)

Tomato

1 sachet(s)

Apple Cider Vinegar

(Contains Sulphites)

65 grams

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

1 sachet(s)

Chipotle Paste

(Contains Soya, Wheat)

3 unit(s)

Potatoes

100 grams

Chorizo

(Contains Milk)

1 sachet(s)

Sweet Chilli Sauce

1 pack(s)

Breadcrumbs

(Contains Wheat)

320 grams

Chicken Breast

8 unit(s)

Tortilla

(Contains Wheat)

1 sachet(s)

Mexican Style Spice Mix

40 grams

Salad Leaves

Not included in your delivery

to taste

Salt

to taste

Pepper

to taste

Water

to taste

Oil

unit(s)

Egg

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Nutrition Values

Energy (kJ)5031 kJ
Energy (kcal)1202 kcal
Fat42.7 g
of which saturates17.7 g
Carbohydrate139.3 g
of which sugars15.4 g
Dietary Fiber0 g
Protein65.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Salt7.13 g
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region. Nutrition for uncooked ingredients based on 2 person recipe, excludes Pantry Items.

Utensils

Baking Sheet with Baking Paper

Instructions

Roast the Potatoes
1
  • Preheat your oven to 240°C/220°C fan/gas mark 9.
  • Chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks (no need to peel).
  • Pop onto a large (lined) baking tray.
  • Drizzle with oil, season with Mexican style spice, salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer. 
  • When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf until golden, 25-35 mins. Turn halfway through.

TIP: Use two baking trays if necessary.

Make the Fillings
2
  • Cut the tomato into 1cm chunks.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 1 tbsp oil (double for 4p) and apple cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the tomatoes to the dressing, stir to coat, then set aside.
  • Just before serving, toss the rocket with the tomatoes.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the creme fraiche and chipotle paste (use less if you'd prefer things more mild), then set aside.
Fry the Chorizo
3
  • Meanwhile, place a pot over medium-high heat (no oil).
  • Once hot, fry the chorizo until starting to brown, 3-4 mins.
  • Once browned, stir in the sweet chilli sauce and 100ml water (double for 4p). 
  • Bubble until thickened, 3-4 mins, then remove from the heat and set aside.
Crumb the Chicken
4
  • Slice each chicken breast lengthways into 4 strips.
  • Beat 1 egg (double for 4p) in a deep plate.
  • Add the breadcrumbs to another plate and season with salt and pepper.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg, then the breadcrumbs, ensuring it's well coated. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging.

TIP: Notice a stronger smell from your chicken? Don’t worry, this is normal due to vacuum packing used to keep it fresh.

Fry the Chicken
5
  • Place a large pan over high heat with just enough oil to coat the bottom.
  • Once hot, lay the chicken strips into the pan, lower the heat to medium-high and fry until cooked through, 8-10 mins. 
  • Turn every 2-3 mins, adjusting the heat if necessary.
  • Once cooked, transfer to a clean plate lined with kitchen paper. IMPORTANT: Chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.

TIP: You want the oil to be hot so the chicken fries properly.

Finish and Serve
6
  • Just before serving, pop the tortillas into the oven to warm through, 1-2 mins.
  • Divide the warmed tortillas between plates, then spread over a spoonful of chipotle creme fraiche.
  • Top each with chicken strips, salad and a spoonful of sweet chilli chorizo.
  • Serve your fajitas with potatoes and any remaining salad alongside.
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