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A simple and hearty chicken chilli soup, which makes a lovely meal in itself. Chicken is simmered with peppers and cannellini beans in a spicy sauce. Serve on its own, or with rice, jacket potatoes or crusty bread. Use more or less chillies according to how spicy you like it.
Recipe by: Nancy Friskey
Although in northern Mexico ‘fajitas’ refers to a specific cut of beef, elsewhere in the world the term has come to describe a combination of sizzling pan-grilled chicken strips with peppers and onions, wrapped in a flour tortilla. The dish has very little fat, but lots and lots of fresh flavours.
Recipe by: Azmina Govindji
Homemade seasoning for yummy chicken fajitas. You have to try this one!!
Recipe by: kinkybutton
Fresh ripe tomatoes, chillies, onion, garlic and coriander with a splash of lime juice - all you need to make a delightfully refreshing salsa. Adjust the heat level by experimenting with the amount and type of chillies you use. Jalapeños will give the most heat! Use jarred if you can't find them fresh.
Recipe by: Cecilia D
This Mexican-inspired salad works well as an addition to wraps, tacos and burritos. It's also good to spoon onto scrambled eggs. Of course, it's great on it's own, too! If you can't find tinned black beans, substitute dried or a tin of borlotti beans.
Recipe by: Pam Garrison
A simple chilli con carne dish made with chicken! Chicken is pan-seared, then transferred to a slow cooker with tomatoes, beans and seasonings. It's the perfect dish to keep you warm throughout the winter. Serve with freshly cooked rice, jacket potatoes or corn bread.
Recipe by: MOMMAOB
This recipe is bursting with flavour! It is fresh and spicy, and did I mention easy? The chillies and Tabasco add heat, and the coriander, lime juice and spring onions create freshness.
Recipe by: J-Shep
In this unusual upside-down cake, juicy slices of mango are topped with a simple, light sponge mixture flavoured with lime zest and coconut. After baking, the cake is turned out so that the fruit is on top, then finished by dredging with icing sugar and caramelising under a hot grill.
Recipe by: Norma MacMillan
Tortillas, either made from wheat flour or cornmeal, are the basic bread that accompanies almost every meal in Mexico. These flour tortillas are easy to make and they have a multitude of uses – serve with meals in place of bread, make wraps with sandwich fillings, or roll round a savoury mixture, sprinkle with cheese and bake.
Recipe by: Norma MacMillan
Mildly spicy Cajun dish with rice, chicken and smoked chorizo slices. Quick and easy to make with minimal washing up.
Recipe by: Áine