Sizzling Chicken Fajitas Grilled Peppers, Salsa, Rice & Beans

Sizzling Fajitas

Serves 4

  • 1 dried smoked chipotle or ancho chilli

  • 2 spring onions

  • 1 ripe large tomato

  • ½ a bunch fresh coriander

  • 1 fresh red chilli

  • 2 limes

  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tbsp low-salt soy sauce

  • 2 mixed-colour peppers

  • 1 red onion

  • 2 x 200 g skinless higher-welfare chicken breasts

  • 1 heaped tsp sweet smoked paprika, plus extra to serve

  • olive oil

  • 1 x 400 g tin of mixed beans

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 fresh red chilli

  • 1 x 250 g pack of cooked brown rice

  • 1 lemon

  • 4 wholemeal flour tortillas

  • 4 tbsp fat-free natural yoghurt

  • 20 g feta cheese

Ingredients out • Kettle boiled • Liquidizer • Griddle pan, high heat • Medium frying pan, medium-high heat • Large pan, medium heat



START COOKING

Tear the dried chilli into the liquidizer and just cover with boiling water to rehydrate • Trim and add the spring onions with the tomato, coriander stalks, fresh chilli, juice of 1 lime, the balsamic and soy sauce, pop the lid on and leave to sit • Remove the stalks and seeds from the peppers, then tear up and place on the griddle pan • Peel, quarter and add the red onion, season with salt and pepper, then let it char nicely all over



On a large sheet of greaseproof paper, toss the chicken with salt, pepper and the paprika • Fold over the paper, then bash and flatten the chicken to 1.5cm thick with a rolling pin • Put into the frying pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, turning after 3 or 4 minutes, until golden and cooked through • Drain and rinse the beans, then put into the large pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, the cumin seeds and the whole fresh chilli • Toss regularly for a couple of minutes until the beans are crispy-skinned



Whiz the contents of the liquidizer until smooth, then pour into a little serving bowl • Stir the rice and the juice of 1 lemon into the beans to warm through • Transfer the charred veg to a board, then merely warm the tortillas on the griddle pan • Slice the chicken and serve with the charred veg, rice and beans, tortillas and lime wedges • Dollop yoghurt over the veg, then sprinkle everything with crumbled feta and the coriander leaves

Nutritional Information

Method

Ingredients out • Kettle boiled • Liquidizer • Griddle pan, high heat • Medium frying pan, medium-high heat • Large pan, medium heat

START COOKING
Tear the dried chilli into the liquidizer and just cover with boiling water to rehydrate • Trim and add the spring onions with the tomato, coriander stalks, fresh chilli, juice of 1 lime, the balsamic and soy sauce, pop the lid on and leave to sit • Remove the stalks and seeds from the peppers, then tear up and place on the griddle pan • Peel, quarter and add the red onion, season with salt and pepper, then let it char nicely all over

On a large sheet of greaseproof paper, toss the chicken with salt, pepper and the paprika • Fold over the paper, then bash and flatten the chicken to 1.5cm thick with a rolling pin • Put into the frying pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, turning after 3 or 4 minutes, until golden and cooked through • Drain and rinse the beans, then put into the large pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, the cumin seeds and the whole fresh chilli • Toss regularly for a couple of minutes until the beans are crispy-skinned

Whiz the contents of the liquidizer until smooth, then pour into a little serving bowl • Stir the rice and the juice of 1 lemon into the beans to warm through • Transfer the charred veg to a board, then merely warm the tortillas on the griddle pan • Slice the chicken and serve with the charred veg, rice and beans, tortillas and lime wedges • Dollop yoghurt over the veg, then sprinkle everything with crumbled feta and the coriander leaves

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 610
    31%
  • Carbs 43.2g
    17%
  • Sugar 10.4g 12%
  • Fat 19.3g 28%
  • Saturates 4.5g 23%
  • Protein 48.8g 108%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

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