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11th Jul 2012

Cook with Avonmore: Zesty Chicken Fajitas

'And if we go to Mexico... will it get better?' We can't whisk you away, sadly, but we can get some Mexican flavour into your evening with another great recipe from Avonmore.

The sun might have disappeared, but how about bringing some Mexican heat to your day?

We’ve got another great Tried & Tested: Cook with Avonmore recipe for you, this evening we’re making Zesty Chicken Fajitas.


  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Small pinch of ground cumin
  • 1 lime
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 tub of Avonmore Sour Cream
  • 200g pouch of Avonmore Grated Red Cheddar
  • Salsa


  1. Halve and deseed your pepper and cut it into thin strips. Peel, halve and finely slice your onion, then slice your chicken lengthways s into long strips roughly the same size as your pepper strips.
  2. Put the peppers, onion and chicken into a bowl with the paprika and cumin. Squeeze over the juice of ½ a lime, drizzle over a good drop of olive oil, season with some salt and pepper, mix well. Put it to one side to marinade for approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Use a pair of tongs to put all the pieces of pepper, onion and chicken into a preheated hot pan to cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the chicken is golden and cooked through. As the pan will be really hot, keep turning the pieces of chicken and vegetables so they don’t burn – just chargrilling slightly for a lovely flavour.
  4. Warm your tortillas in the microwave or in a warm dry pan. Divide your warmed tortillas between your serving plates. At the table carefully help yourselves to the chicken and vegetables straight from the hot pan. Serve with salsa, a dollop of Avonmore Sour Cream and a sprinkling of Avonmore Grated Cheese.