Chicken Fajita Tacos with Minty Cucumber Yoghurt

Chicken Fajita Tacos

Need a quick and easy family dinner that everyone will love? Chicken fajita tacos are always a winner. Simple to make, gets the family together around a table, always a hit with kids and makes delicious leftovers. They are the perfect mid-week dinner for families on the run.

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Chicken Fajita Tacos with Minty Cucumber Yoghurt
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Mini wheat tortillas
  • 500 gms skinless chicken thighs; cut into thin strips
  • 1 orange bell pepper; cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp Fajita season adjust to personal preferences
  • 3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to season
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • 2 fresh jalapenos; finely sliced optional
  • Nachos; crushed
  • Minty cucumber yoghurt:
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber; finely grated
  • 2 cups thick natural yoghurt
  • tsp ½dried mint
  • Salt to season
  • Fajita seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • tsp ½cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 crushed chicken bouillon/stock cube
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • tsp ½garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Mini wheat tortillas
  • 500 gms skinless chicken thighs; cut into thin strips
  • 1 orange bell pepper; cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp Fajita season adjust to personal preferences
  • 3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to season
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • 2 fresh jalapenos; finely sliced optional
  • Nachos; crushed
  • Minty cucumber yoghurt:
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber; finely grated
  • 2 cups thick natural yoghurt
  • tsp ½dried mint
  • Salt to season
  • Fajita seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • tsp ½cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 crushed chicken bouillon/stock cube
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • tsp ½garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
Instructions
  1. Method:
  2. To prepare the chicken:
  3. In a bowl, mix the chicken strips with 1 tbsp fajita seasoning and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a large pan and shallow fry the chicken strips in batches; keep aside.
  5. In the same pan, add the bell peppers and stir-fry on high heat for a few seconds. Add the fried chicken and the remaining fajita seasoning. Season with salt if necessary (remember the seasoning has salt, so taste and add if necessary). The amount of fajita seasoning may also be adjusted to suit personal heat preferences.
  6. Remove from heat and keep aside.
  7. To prepare cucumber yoghurt:
  8. Beat the yoghurt well using a fork or whisk to break down the lumps and get a creamy consistency.
  9. Squeeze out excess water from the grated cucumber and add it to the yoghurt.
  10. Season with salt and dried mint.
  11. To prepare the Fajita seasoning:
  12. Mix all the spice powders and store in an airtight container.
  13. To assemble the tacos:
  14. On a tortilla, place a small amount of the chicken. Drizzle the minty yoghurt and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Add sliced jalapenos and crushed nachos. Squeeze a bit of lime and enjoy.
  15. Note – The sliced jalapenos are totally optional.
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Chicken Fajita Tacos

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I am Dhanya Samuel aka The Spice Adventuress. I live in Melbourne with my husband and a doting 7-year-old. Fuelled by my passion for food and writing, I started my blog 3 years ago quitting my former career as a medical scientist. You can follow me at www.TheSpiceAdventuress.com

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