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Cooking with kids: Fajitas

Mexican wraps to get the whole family in the kitchen - fill flour tortillas with marinated chicken and peppers

  • Prep: 25 mins
    Cook: 10 mins
    Plus marinating
  • Serves a family of 3-5 depending on ages
  • Easy
  • Serves a family of 3-5 depending on ages
  • Easy
  • Calories 421
  • Carbohydrates 49.1
  • Saturated Fat 2.2
  • Sugar 7.8
  • Protein 31.7
  • Fat 10.8
  • Fibre 4.6
  • Salt 0.7

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 421
  • Carbohydrates 49.1
  • Saturated Fat 2.2
  • Sugar 7.8
  • Protein 31.7
  • Fat 10.8
  • Fibre 4.6
  • Salt 0.7

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • olive oil, for frying
  • 4 limes, juice only
  • 2 tsp fajita seasoning
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ jar roasted pepper (we used Gaea Red Peppers Flame Roasted 290g)
  • 1 small apple, peeled
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • ½ lime, juice only
  • small bunch coriander, leaves picked
  • chilli sauce, to taste (optional)
  • 2 very ripe avocados, halved and stone removed
  • ½ lime, juice only
  • grated cheese, to serve
  • 6 - 8 tortillas (you can now get mini tortillas for kids)
  • soured cream (optional)

Tip

Cooking with kids
Before you start tie back any long hair, put on your aprons and wash your hands. Make sure your child is stable where they are cooking and comfortable with the angle they are cooking at. As you cook explain what the different ingredients are and where they come from.

Tip
Store leftover fajita seasoning in a sealed jar for next time.

Method

  1. Grown-ups: Put the chicken and marinade ingredients in a bowl and cover. Put in the fridge for at least two hours.

  2. Children: If your children are 5 or over, you can get them to roughly chop the pepper, roasted pepper, apple and tomatoes for the salsa using a good quality firm plastic knife or cutlery knife. Otherwise do this yourself. Younger children can pick the leaves from the coriander and mix them into the salsa.

  3. Grown-ups: Tip the salsa ingredients into a food processor, along with the lime juice and a little seasoning and pulse until finely chopped. Take out 2 large spoons of the mixture for younger children, then add chilli sauce, if using, and pulse again to combine.

  4. Children: Squeeze or spoon the avocado into a bowl and use a potato masher to mash it. Stir in the lime juice and some black pepper with a spoon. Lime juice can sting so grown ups may want to squeeze them for younger children.

  5. Grown-ups: Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and pour the contents of the chicken bowl into the pan. Cook for 5- 8 minutes or until the chicken chunks are cooked through.

  6. Children: Put the grated cheese, salsa (for grown-ups and children), guacamole and sour cream in separate colourful bowls to put on the table.

  7. Grown-ups: Heat the tortillas according to the pack instructions and put the cooked chicken in a bowl. Show children how to fill and roll their tortilla.

  8. Children: Lay out your tortilla, choose your toppings, roll them up and eat!