‘Old el paso’ style fajitas

I do like the smoky bbq old El Paso fajitas kit- it does taste good. But- it’s full of chemicals, extra salt and extra sugar so I fancied trying to recreate them myself! 

Since the first time I tried this I’ve adjusted the spice mix slightly (it had a little too much heat first time round)- but I’ve adjusted the recipe below accordingly!


2 chicken breasts

1 Red pepper

1 Green pepper

1 onion

4-6 mushrooms

Flour tortillas

Spice mix (details coming up)

Tomato salsa (recipe in another blog)

Sour cream

Cut the peppers and onion into strips and the chicken into strips/chunks

Ingredients for the spice mix-

1tsp salt

1tsp caster sugar

1tsp ground cumin

1tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp Black pepper

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp chipotle chilli (this one I had to buy from the Internet as I couldn’t find it in any of the local supermarket but it really adds the smokey bbq element so I wanted it!)

Put all the spices in a bowl and mix!

Heat a little oil in a deep frying pan and cook the chicken completely

Add the veg to the pan and cook for a couple of mins

Add 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of the spice mix and cook for a further 2 mins (keep the rest of the spice mix in a jar or pot for the next time you make these!)

Serve with flour tortillas (warmed), salsa and sour cream!

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