Tuesday, 5 May 2015


So, we just had a lovely long weekend with the Bank Holiday. 
I made so yummy things including a BAILEYS FLAKE CHEESECAKE and a BLACKCURRANT SWISS ROLL.
For dinner one of the evenings i made CHICKEN CHORIZO FAJITAS.....my version!
They went down well with all and would definitly make a great party crowd pleaser.

I make these quite a bit.  I spoon out what the children will eat from the prepared cooked mix and i pop their fajita's into a seperate oven dish.  I then do the rest in another oven dish with the works!

The great thing about these is that you can use anything you like......any flavour, any spice, any meat or veg.
Here i have gone for a hot and spanish theme with the chorizo added in along with some hot piri piri sauce.

If you want to save time, you can prepare and cook the mix in advance and have your cheese grated and ready to go, just to assemble and bake later.

TIP: have all your meat and veg prepared on plates for cooking.....it makes it alot easier.

Here's how i made them this time around:
-In a skillet add a good glug of OLIVE OIL and heat on medium heat.  Add chopped ONION AND GARLIC and soften.
-Next, add cubed CHICKEN.  Add seasonings of SALT; BLACK PEPPER; CAJUN SPICE; GARLIC POWDER and brown the chicken.  Once browned, add sliced CHORIZO.
-If there is excess water when the chicken is browned, drain.  Then add a good tablespoon of TOMATO PUREE and mix in well so that it is combined.  Add a tin of chopped TOMATOES, 2TBSP VEGETABLE BOUILLON (if you dont have this use a veg stock cube/pot); a dash of hot PIRI PIRI SAUCE and a drop of boiling water if there is not enough liquid or if the sauce is to thick.  Be careful though not to add too much water....you don't want the sauce to be too runny!
-Season your mix well again with SALT; BLACK PEPPER AND OREGANO. Bring your mix to a bubble and then simmer for about 15 minutes.
TIP: always taste test your food!

-Lay your wrap out and spoon in some mix into the middle.  Add some grated CHEESE.  Wrap the 2 outer sides in and fold the 2 other flaps in.  Continue with all your wraps, leaving some sauce mix to spoon over the top.
-Lay your wraps, face down, into an oven dish, spoon remaining mix over the tops. Add some grated cheese on top and a grind of black pepper. 
-Bake uncovered in a preheated 190degree oven for about 15 minutes.  You want your mix and sauce to be well heated through and your wraps to be crispy.  But careful not to burn the wraps!
-Serve with some yummy homemade potato wedges and a selection of sauces/dips for your guests to choose from.  (sauces i use would be taco, mayo, garlic mayo or tomato).

To make the potato wedges:
-Simply wash and dry your potatoes and cut them into large wedges.
-Pop them into an oven dish.  Add a good drizzling of olive oil over the wedges and simply season with the same seasoning you used for your fajita mix.
-Oven bake, tossing regularly, in a preheated 190degree oven for about half an hour.

Of course you can use frylite or flora cuisine to you cooking for a lighter option.

Hope your give them a try....they are delicious !

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