Now, I know what you’re going to say. Fajitas are literally the easiest thing to make ever ever. No one needs a recipe.
But, this is an Anti-Recipe! It doesn’t follow conventional rules of cookery, like using proper utensils (who said a plastic water bottle couldn’t be a rolling pin?) and licking the spoon (bloody Nigella). So here it is – my Anti-Recipe for everyone’s favourite ‘I’m-so-tired-and-can’t-be-arsed-with-anything-else’ meal, chicken fajitas.
You will need:
– Two chicken breasts
– Two peppers (avoid the green ones, they’re not as sweet)
– One onion
– Fajita paste
– 8 small tortillas
– Grated cheese
– Sour cream
– Cut your chicken into thin strips, heat some oil in a frying pan and throw it in to brown. While that’s happening, cut your peppers and onion into similarly-sized strips.
– Add the peppers and onion to your pan and mix everything about a bit. Add two dollops of fajita paste (or those packet spice mixes) and a splash of water. More mixing.
– Wrap your tortillas in cling film and shove in the microwave for 2 minutes. If your microwave is broken (or you’re just feeling fancy), wrap ’em in foil and pop in the oven for 10 minutes.
– Chop your coriander, grate your cheese and decant salsa, guacamole and sour cream into pots. As an aside, I know it’s much better (and cheaper) to make your own salsa and guacamole, but I’m incurably lazy about such things.
– Serve your fajitas from the pan (use a heat-proof mat, kids!) and encourage the kind of ‘social eating’ they do in the Old El Paso adverts.
On the subject of Old El Paso, it is sometimes cheaper to just buy a fajita kit, which includes tortillas, salsa and spices. Generally I don’t like buying things in packets but as all the other ingredients are fresh and the packets are usually on offer, I often choose this option over buying it all individually. And I have zero guilt. Nigella can suck it.
What do you think – another Anti-Recipe triumph or a waste of time because you can read the back of the box?