Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas

serves 2-3 people

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

For the enchilada sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 450ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 tablespoons chopped tomatoes

Other:

  • 6 gluten free tortilla wraps
  • handful of dairy free cheese

Method

  1. Coat the chicken in the lime juice, sugar, oregano, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and season with salt and pepper
  2. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a shallow pan over a medium to high heat
  3. Add the seasoned chicken and cook for 8 minutes
  4. Stir in the diced onion and peppers and cook or a further 8 minutes
  5. Remove from the heat
  6. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  7. Make the enchilada sauce by heating 2 tablespoons olive oil in a small pan over a medium heat
  8. Stir in the flour, chilli powder, paprika, garlic, oregano and seasoning
  9. Gradually stir in the stock and bring to the boil while stirring continuously
  10. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce has thickened
  11. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped tomatoes
  12. Spread some sauce on the tortilla wraps then top with the chicken mix
  13. Roll up the tortilla wraps and place in a casserole dish
  14. Pour over the remaining sauce
  15. Top with the dairy free cheese
  16. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Fajita Salad

serves / makes 2
15 prep time
15 mins cooking time

Description

This recipe is a lovely fresh take on traditional fajitas. If I’m going to be honest with you this recipe was actually born from my laziness. I got home from work and couldn’t be bothered making gluten free tortilla wraps so decided to make a salad instead. I served mine with some smoked chilli mayonnaise and chorizo flavoured tortilla chips.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

For the fajitas:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pepper, diced

For the guacamole:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 teaspoons coriander leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chilli paste
  • 1/2 ripe tomato
  • salt & pepper for seasoning

For the salsa:

  • 4 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli paste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander leaf
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • salt & pepper for seasoning

Method

fajita salad

  1. Heat a little olive oil in a shallow pan
  2. Dice the chicken and add to the oil with the oregano, cayenne pepper, sugar, cinnamon and lime juice
  3. Cook for ten minutes on a medium heat
  4. Add the diced onion and peppers and cook on high for another five minutes
  5. To make the guacamole combine the avocados, lime juice, red onion, chilli and tomato and either mash or blitz in a food processor
  6. Transfer into a small bowl and add the coriander leaf and season to taste with salt and pepper
  7. To make the salsa combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper
  8. Place a couple of large handfuls of mixed salad in a bowl
  9. Top with the chicken fajitas, salsa and guacamole
  10. I served mine with chilli mayo and tortilla chips

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Enjoy!

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Enjoy!

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Enjoy!

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This recipe is a lovely fresh take on traditional fajitas. If I’m going to be honest with you this recipe was actually born from my laziness. I got home from work and couldn’t be bothered making gluten free tortilla wraps so decided to make a salad instead. I served mine with some smoked chilli mayonnaise and chorizo flavoured tortilla chips.

Enjoy!

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Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas

Hello everyone

Inspired by the success of my lasagne I decided to have a go at making another of my pre-diagnosis favourite baked dishes, enchiladas. I started to research what made up an enchilada sauce and was intrigued to find that there was a lot of debate over whether it should contain tomatoes. Staunch traditionalists claim no tomatoes should be anywhere near the sauce others claim it should definitely be tomato based. I decided to have a go at making both kinds and in the end I preferred the sauce with tomatoes so I’ve included them in my recipe.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas Recipe