Thursday, 27 June 2013

Chicken Fajitas Recipe for the Tefal Actifry

Since I became a member of the Tefal Innovation Panel and received my gift of a Tefal Actifry I've used it almost daily. In fact I would go so far as to say that it has completely changed to way I cook. We're a big fan of pastas,chilies, curries and Mexican food in our house and I used to cook these in my wok. This meant that I would have to stand over it stirring and supervising. No longer, I simply add the ingredients to my Actifry and set the timer! As a result I've been trying a few new things and recently decided to try cooking chicken fajitas by using my own spice mix,rather than a sachet from the supermarket. Obviously you can use any combination of spices but I found this one worked really well.

Here's my recipe for Chicken Fajitas, to serve 4:
For your spice mix you will need:
1x Chicken Oxo Cube, crumbled (or a chicken stock cube, ground finely)
2 tsp Chili Powder
1tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
1/2 tsp Onion Salt
1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

For the Fajitas:
3x Chicken Breasts, cut into strips
1 Red Pepper, cut into strips
1 Red Onion, cut into Strips
6 sliced mushrooms
Your Spice Mix
Actifry spoonful of your prefered oil
Can of chopped tomatoes
2tbsp of Sweetcorn

To Serve:
8x Flour Tortillas
Soured Cream
Salsa
Grated Cheese
Guacamole

1.. Combine the spice mix ingredients in a mortar and pestle and grind them until they are of a uniform consistency. Set aside.

2. Place the chicken and vegetables in the Actifry with a spoonful of your preferred oil and cook for 10 minutes.

Fajitas, chicken pepper mushroom and onion ready to cook

3. After 10 minutes add the spice mix, chopped tomatoes and sweetcorn, cook for a further fifteen minutes.

Chicken Fajitas, add spice mix, chopped tomatoes and sweetcorn

4. Transfer your Chicken Fajita mixture into a bowl and serve with the usual accompaniments.

Chicken Fajitas ready to serve

We love this take on Chicken Fajitas and I'm definitely going to continue to make my own spice mix - it's so easy and cheaper than buying a sachet when you have all of the spices anyway! I hope you enjoy my version, why not try cooking it in your Tefal Actifry?

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