When Howard and I first started living together this was a staple meal for us. It was a quick and easy dinner that also made a really nice packed lunch the next day for work. It was a meal that we both enjoyed and when we got home from work it didn’t take long for this dish to be on the table.
Although, I have to confess we used to buy the seasoning from a certain shop. Back then, I would never have thought to make my own. Of course, we would always buy the tortilla from the supermarket. Nowadays I love to experiment with foods and try to make my own version of these recipes.
So for this recipe I have used sweet potato pancakes for the tortilla’s and as I have just mentioned, I made my own seasoning mix. It was a yummy dinner that everyone enjoyed. Once the pancakes were made it was a very simple meal to cook. It took minutes for dinner to be on the table and in this house with a hungry baby bird to feed that’s not a bad thing.
Ingredients for the pancakes
- Sweet potato x 200g
- Gluten free oats x 200g
- Baking powder x 1 tsp
- Oat milk x 300mls (or a milk of your choice)
- Eggs x 2
Method for making the pancakes
- Peel the sweet potato and cut into cubes.
- Pour water into the saucepan and put on a high heat.
- Place the sweet potato cubes into the colander and put it on top of the saucepan to steam them.
- Make sure there is no water touching the bottom of the colander.
- Then steam the potato until it’s soft enough to blend.
- Put a fork in it and if it falls off it’s cooked.
- Meanwhile, blend the gluten free oats.
- Pour these into the mixing bowl along with the baking powder and mix together.
- Once the potato is cooked, pour into the blender along with the milk.
- Now pour this over the oats and whisk these together.
- Add the eggs and whisk until it looks like pancake mixture.
- Next put a frying pan on a high heat and add oil.
- Scoop enough pancake mix to make a good sized pancake.
- Cook the pancake and then repeat the process until you have made about 8 – 12 pancakes.
- Leave them to cool on a rack.
Ingredients for the fajita seasoning
- Mild or hot chilli powder x 1 – 2 tsp
- Smoked paprika x 1 tsp
- Dried mixed herbs x 1 tsp
- Salt x 1/4 tsp
- Garlic powder x 1 tsp
- Pepper to taste
Method for fajita seasoning
- Mix all the spices together in a bowl and set aside.
Ingredients for chicken fajitas
- Chicken x 500g
- Onions x 1 large
- Peppers x 2
- Avocado x 2
- Sesame seed oil x 4 tsps
- Lime x 1
Method for chicken fajitas
- Peel and slice the onion.
- Cut the top from the peppers and remove the core.
- Now slice the flesh of the pepper.
- Slice the avocado in half and remove the core.
- Scoop the flesh from the skin and put into a bowl.
- Mash the avocado with the juice from the lime and the sesame seed oil.
- Set this aside.
- Slice the chicken into strips.
- Put the frying pan on a high heat and add enough oil to cover the base of the pan.
- Spread the oil evenly across the pan with the plastic brush.
- When the pan is hot put the chicken in and fry until golden brown.
- Next put the onion and peppers in and fry until they begin to soften.
- Finally sprinkle over the spices and fry for a further minute or two.
- If the food gets stuck to the bottom of the pan add a little hot water from the kettle.
- When everything is cooked set this aside and begin to put the fajitas together.
Method for stacking the fajitas
- Grab your plate and put a sweet potato pancake on it.
- Spread a couple of heaped tablespoons of avocado onto the base of the pancake.
- Spoon over the chicken fajita mixture and put a sweet potato pancake on top.
- Add the warm winter salad on the plate and repeat the process for all the other plates or until everything has been used.
- Now serve and enjoy.
Sweet Potato Pancake Chicken Fajita’s was a fantastic meal that fed my little family. My husband, Howard, son Ted and I thought this was delicious and we all had clean plates by the end of this dinner. I have to confess Ted is not a fan of avocado. He used to love it as a baby but he says no to it now. (I personally think it’s because it’s green.) So to cool the spices down in this meal I add cream cheese to his fajita. Ted really enjoyed this dish as his was a lot cooler than mine or my husbands. However you decide to eat this meal, as always, enjoy.
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