Wednesday 18 July 2012

Chicken Fajitas

Another showstopper on our dinner table, this is something that I just love to make again and again. I remember I got the first taste of them in a  restaurant and since then have just been hooked to them. 
Its an absolutely no-fuss food which is really simple to make and can actually be put together in a jiffy. The fresh vegetables and the stir fried chicken in the wrap makes it a really healthy choice even more so when the wraps are served with a low fat  fresh yogurt sauce. The tortillas too are made from half wheat flour and half all purpose flour (maida). While serving, I like to lay out everything on the table so that everyone gets to participate and pick their own toppings.

For the chicken
2 chicken  breasts cut into small strips
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 dried Thyme
1 tsp garlic paste
s&p to taste 
For the Fajitas
1 cup All purpose flour (maida)
1 cup wheat flour (atta)
2 Tbsp oil
3/4 tsp salt
water for kneading
For the Filling
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup thinly sliced capsicum
1 cup shredded cabbage / lettuce
1 onion, thinly sliced
For the yogurt sauce
2 cups hung curd
1 tsp garlic paste
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp oregano
s&p to taste

Marinate chicken in garlic paste, thyme,salt, pepper and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large pan. Put in the chicken and cook till brown all over. Keep aside to cool. 
Combine all the ingredients for the tortillas together.Then knead for a couple of minutes until the dough is soft and pliable and becomes a little less sticky. Make small equal balls. With the help of a rolling pin, roll the ball into a thin round tortillas. Heat a skillet and cook the tortillas till browned on both the sides.
In a small bowl, mix the hung curd, garlic paste, oregano, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. 
Put the rest of the filling ingredients and the stir -fried chicken in separate bowls.

. To assemble the fajitas: (The way I like to make mine)
Take a tortilla and smooth a spoonful of the yogurt sauce on it. 
 Top it up with some peppers, lettuce, onions, chicken and tomato in the center of the tortilla.

Fold it tightly from one end to enclose the filling.

Its time for you to enjoy the flavors.

That's how my son made his 

So next time you want to eat fajitas, you know exactly where to get them. 


  1. fajitas look awesome n everything is home-made!wow! made my mouth water :)

  2. Thanks Ashy.They are indeed delicious especially with the yogurt sauce.

  3. looks great, i am going to try this out soon!

    1. Thanks Ash. Do let me know how they turn out.

  4. Wow, I love that you made the wrappers from scratch. It looks so yummy :)

  5. ThanksTes!In North India, we make rotis from wheat flour the same way. In fact its part of our daily meal.

  6. man.. this looks great... have never had a fajita frankly.