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Chicken Fajitas with Cheat's Mole Sauce

This chicken recipe is spicy, smoky, sizzling and packed with flavour.

Prep Time

    •    Prep and cook time: 25 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    1 lime
    •    olive oil
    •    1 red pepper
    •    1 yellow pepper
    •    1 large red onion
    •    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    •    4 tbsps natural yoghurt
    •    1/2 tsp mild chilli powder
    •    4 wholemeal flour tortillas
    •    4 sprigs of fresh coriander
    •    1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
    •    4 x 120g skinless free-range chicken breasts

Chest's Mole Sauce:

    •    1 tsp ground cumin
    •    2 tbsps chipotle paste
    •    2 medium ripe tomatoes
    •    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    •    1 pinch of mild chilli powder
    •    15g quality dark chocolate (70%)


  1. Place 1 tablespoon of oil into a bowl with the spices and half the lime juice.

  2. Peel and finely slice the onion, then trim and deseed the peppers. Slice the peppers and the chicken breasts into 1cm strips.

  3. Add the onion, pepper and chicken to the bowl of spices with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper and toss to coat. Leave to marinate while you make the mole sauce.

  4. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil into a pan over a medium heat. Finely chop the tomatoes and add to the pan, followed by the chipotle paste and spices. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then pour in 200ml of hot water. Cook for a further 10 minutes, or until thickened, mashing the tomatoes to make a smoother sauce.

  5. Remove from the heat and finely grate in the chocolate, stir until melted, then set aside for later. Wrap the tortillas in tin foil and put to one side.

  6. Pour 1 tablespoon of oil into a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the chicken and veg and fry for 6 minutes, or until cooked through, turning halfway. You may need to do this in batches.

  7. Meanwhile, pop the parcel of tortillas into a low oven for 5 minutes to warm through. Cut the remaining lime half into wedges, pick and finely chop the coriander leaves, and put the yoghurt into a little bowl.

  8. Remove the tortillas from the oven, and build the fajitas: take a wrap, spoon over some mole sauce and top with chicken and veg. Spoon over some yoghurt, scatter over a few coriander leaves and squeeze over a little lime juice. Nice served with a dollop of fresh guacamole.

This great family recipe is thanks to Jamie Oliver Recipes at


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