It has been 37 degrees here today and I probably should have just gone with a salad but I am not a salad girl so tried these fajitas which didn’t require much in the way of cooking and generating of heat in the kitchen:
I followed the recipe but used the following amounts of ingredients:
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp cider vinegar
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp minced garlic
- a dash of tabasco sauce
- 120g of chicken breast cut in to strips
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 onion (I used red onion as that is what I had left over from another day)
- 1/4 green pepper (capsicum)
I forgot to add the lemon juice at the end but it was still quite tasty. The main problem I had was overcooking the chicken. I think 5 minutes is too long on a high heat. Maybe I cut the strips too thin. So next time I would probably do it on a medium heat. The other issue when cooking this for one is the 1/4 pepper and what to do with the rest of the pepper. I will possibly use it in a stirfry tomorrow. I think I would also consider using a red pepper just to add a bit of colour to the meal.
I used packet tortillas which I warmed up in the microwave. The filling was enough for two 40g tortillas – I used El Paso light tortillas. It might have been nicer if warmed in the oven but there was no way I was switching that on today! I like how this recipe gives you the time to completion along with preparation and cooking time. I hate recipes that say 10 minutes of prep and 10 minutes of cooking (making you think quick recipe) only to omit that it needs to marinate for hours. I think the preparation took me less time than the recipe stated.
I also added 25 ml of sour cream on top and that bought the calorie count on myfitnesspal to around 480. I would have added guacamole and cheese if I wasn’t keeping an eye on those calories. But it was tasty even without them.
On the allrecipes.com website there are some comments on how to turn this in to vegetarian dish which could be good if you were looking for a vegetarian option.
I wasn’t sure if I should catergorise these as Mexican. My Mexican friends always tell me that what we call Mexican here in Australia is not really Mexican. But having lived in Laos with frequent visits to Thailand, I figured you could say the same about what I call Thai food. So apologies to those looking for traditional Mexican food but these are still delicious and easy.
Of course I have now completely blown any attempts at keeping my calories down today by consuming quite a bit of ice cream. It was just so hot today!