Barbecued chicken fajitas


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes4 servings
*PLUS Barbecuing Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, or 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs

  • 3 bell peppers, preferably different colours

  • 1 red or Spanish onion

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1/2 tsp chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 cup light sour cream

  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped

  • 4 large or 8 to 12 small flour tortillas


  • Oil grill and preheat barbecue to high. Trim any fat from chicken and discard.

  • Seed sweet peppers and cut into quarters or halves. Peel onion, then cut into 1-inch (2.5-cm) slices. Stir oil with chili powder, garlic salt and cayenne. Lightly brush over chicken, sweet peppers and onion. Place on preheated oiled grill. Turn down to medium or if your barbecue gets very hot, to medium-low. Cover with a lid or foil tent.

  • Check meat after 3 minutes. If browning quickly, reduce heat. Turning vegetables often, grill until chicken is golden and feels springy, turning once, and vegetables are lightly grilled, another 12 to 18 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, stir sour cream with jalapeño peppers. As vegetables are done, remove to a cutting board. Slice peppers, onion and chicken into strips. Warm tortillas on grill about 30 seconds per side. Place grilled chicken and vegetables in centre of tortillas, add a dollop of sour cream mixture and roll up.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 471, Protein 35.7g, Carbohydrates 49.9g, Fat 14.2g, Fibre 4.8g.