LFHW Cheat’s chicken fajitas | Love Food Hate Waste Wales

Cheat’s chicken fajitas

LFHW Scotland - Great Taste, No Waste
10 - 20 mins

Fajita night is always a family favourite and this version is a wonderfully economical way to use up leftover meat from the weekly roast. Depending on how much chicken you have leftover, you might want to add a little rice to help fill out the wraps. The trick to getting rice portions right every time is 1 mug = 4 portions. Whilst the kids might insist on a mild option for the seasoning, you can always add a little more chilli heat with your favourite hot sauce or a few chilli flakes!

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leftover meat from roast chicken, chopped or shredded
1 pack fajita dinner kit of your choice
2 onions, finely sliced
2 peppers
2 or 3 spring onions, finely sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
100g long grain rice (optional)
a little oil
pinch of chilli flakes or hot sauce (optional)
Depending on how much chicken meat you have left, you may wish to cook up a little rice to add into the fajitas. If so, cook the rice according to packet instructions, rinse, cover and keep warm.
Add a little oil to a large nonstick frying pan or wok and fry the garlic (making sure it doesn’t burn) before adding the onions and peppers. Stir-fry for a few minutes before adding the fajita seasoning, and half of the tomato salsa mixing well to combine the vegetables. Add 100ml water and stir through.
Next add the shredded or chopped leftover chicken, mix well and fry for a few minutes until heated through.
Carefully warm the tortilla wraps in a microwave or a dry pan.
Serve the cooked fajitas with the remaining salsa, and rice if using, alongside the spring onions and hot sauce or chilli flakes (if desired).