Chicken Fajitas – A Food Revolution Day Special

Food Revolution is an event I like to participate in yearly. It resonates so well with me as this is something I live with my own kids. Growing up with grandmothers, aunts and my own mother who are excellent cooks, it never occurred to me that there are so many kids out there that have to fill themselves up with empty calories like deep fried foods and candy.

To mark this event, I decided to remake DJ BBQ’s recipe for Chicken Fajitas and show my son Aaron how to prepare this himself. Both my boys will soon be off to University and while I’m sure they will not always find the time to prepare their own meals, they will at least make the right food choices. Well that’s the hope anyway.

I met DJ BBQ on the set of Jamie Oliver’s Pressure Cooker a reality show that pita home cooks against each other producing a gourmet meal under a tight timeline for the Time’s restaurant critic Giles Coren. His recipe for Chicken Fajitas is not only delicious, it’s fresh and nutritious when you make your own pico de gallo and guacamole. Making food fun is a great way to get your kids into the kitchen and in charge of what they put into their mouths.



2 pounds chicken butterflied chicken breasts

Marinade: 1 tsp each paprika, cayenne, garlic and onion powder, cumin powder, Mexican chili powder, sea salt and brown sugar

Juice of one lime

Splash of ginger ale

2 peppers

2 –3 Jalapeños



Pico de gallo

Sour cream



Make the marinade by mixing the dry and wet ingredients together

Marinade the chicken for an hour

Slice the Jalapeños horizontally and remove the seeds

Cut the peppers into strips

Cook the peppers on a hot grill so they are slightly charred

Add the chicken and the jalapeños

Remove when cooked and slice

Heat the tortillas

Assemble the Fajita – Guacamole, sour cream, Pico de gallo, chicken and peppers and top with the sliced jalapenos




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Photo by Adam Ahmed