Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas

Fajita’s need no introduction. You order them at a restaurant and you need an extra table to fit all the sides, but my motto is simplicity, so here’s a recipe that takes no longer than 30 minutes to make! The only thing that I insist you use while cooking is a griddle pan, because it makes the chicken taste so much better!

Here’s what you need for about 8 fajita’s

8 tortillas (prepare according to package instructions)

1/5 pound chicken fillets, butterflied

1 tsp taco seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

2 bell peppers, thinly sliced

1 onion, thinly sliced

salsa, for serving

oil for cooking

Sprinkle the taco seasoning and salt and pepper to taste over the chicken fillets.

Heat your griddle pan on a medium heat. Once it’s hot add around 2 Tblspn oil and spread the vegetables over evenly. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper. After a few minutes flip the veggies over. Once the veggies begin to char, add the chicken to the pan. I usually just add the chicken on top of the veggies, then once it starts cooking I move the veggies to the side and place the chicken directly on the pan, and it doesn’t stick, but still gets charred. Flip the chicken after 5 minutes and let it cook for another 3-4 minutes before turning off the heat. Then all you have to do is slice the chicken and split charred goodness between tortillas, top with salsa and eat! You can add shredded cheese, lettuce, guacamole and all the extras, but try it with some simple salsa first and you might just skip the rest! And also, there’s a fine line between grilled chicken and veggies and burned chicken and veggies, so if you notice everything turning black very quickly, lower the heat!

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Scones

Want something fancy to replace your typical morning toast? Try these scones, and you won’t mind that the prep time is 5 minutes as opposed to just popping some bread into a toaster. Traditionally they’re eaten with fresh cream and strawberry jam, but Nutella can do the job just fine.

scones

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup + 2 Tblspn butter, cubed

4 Tblspn sugar

3/4 cup buttermilk OR 3/4 cup milk +1/2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

Preheat your oven to 180C.

In a medium bowl add the flour, baking powder and sugar and mix well. Then add in the butter cubes and crumble them into the flour mixture with your fingers until the mix resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the buttermilk and vanilla and knead into a dough, then roll out onto a flour surface, making sure the dough is an inch high. You can roll out a perfect circle and cut the scones like a pie, or take a 3 inch circle cookie cutter and cut out little circles, re-roll the remaining dough and continue the process till the dough is finished. Place the circles on a baking sheet about an inch or two apart. beat the egg and brush it over the tops of the scones. If you want them to be sweeter, you can add a teaspoon of sugar to the egg.

Just pop them in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until they puff up and the tops are golden brown. Take them out and eat them warm with some cream and jam!