SERVES 4 READY IN ABOUT 1 HOUR
3 skinless chicken breast fillets, thinly sliced
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 red peppers, deseeded and thinly sliced
2 courgettes, cut Into thin batons
100g mushrooms, thinly sliced Cheat’s ‘sour cream’, to serve
Tomato, herb and lime salsa to serve
4 taco shells
For the paprika wedges:
4 baking potatoes, cut into thick wedges
1 tbsp smoked paprika
For the salad:
1 iceberg lettuce, shredded
1 cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
6 tbsp Hellmann’s Fat Free Vinaigrette
1 Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C gas 6. Put the chicken in a wide bowl with the lime zest and juice, the oregano and the spices then season, toss well, cover and chill for 20-30 minutes.
2- Meanwhile boil the wedges for 5-6 minutes, drain well return to the pan and leave to steam dry for 30 seconds, arrange the wedges in a single layer on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Lightly spray with Frylight. season with salt and paprika and bake for 25-30 minutes, shaking occasionally, until lightly golden.
3 Place a large frying pan sprayed with Frylight over a high heat. Stir-fry the chicken for 5-6 minutes, or until browned. Add the onion. peppers, courgettes and mushrooms. Stir-fry for a further 5-6 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender
4 Put all the salad ingredients in a bowl. toss well and season with black pepper. To serve, spoon a little ‘sour cream’ and salsa into each taco, then add the chicken mixture. Serve immediately with the salad, wedges and any remaining chicken mixture.
Syns per serving: Extra Easy 3* ‘free if served without the taco shells’
PUSH THE BOAT OUT Replace the taco shells with flour tortillas – griddle for a few seconds over a medium-high heat before filling, and count 6 Syns per tortilla
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