This is one of my favourite quick meals - it's absolutely
delicious and so easy to make. You can buy all sorts of expensive shortcuts for
a meal like this - spice mixes, pre-made guacamole, etc - but honestly, you can
create something much better with hardly any effort. Give it a go & I
promise you won't look back.
A small handful of coriander or basil (coriander is a bit more
traditional, but I like the freshness of the basil)
2 tablespoonfuls of sour cream
The rest of the sour cream
Serves 2-4, depending on how hungry you are
Start by deseeding the peppers, & then cut them and the
chicken into long narrow strips. Scrape into a bowl and mix with a good slug of
olive oil, the juice of half the lime, a generous sprinkling of cumin, a pinch
of smoked paprika and a pinch of salt. Set aside for a moment.
While the chicken and peppers marinate, make the guacamole. Cut
the avocado in half and remove the stone, and then peel off the skin - if the
avocado is ripe it should come off easily. Pop it into a bowl with the sour
cream and use a fork to mash it up (if you'd prefer the guacamole to be smooth
you could blend it, but I like the chunky texture). Finely chop the basil and
add it to the bowl with a generous pinch of salt, the juice of the other half
of the lime, and the sweet chilli sauce, and mix it again.
Next, warm a griddle pan on a high heat and add a splash of olive
oil. Once it's good and hot, fry the chicken and peppers, stirring frequently
to stop them catching. When the edges of the peppers start to darken and
caramelise, take the pan off the heat.
Pop the tortillas on a plate and microwave for 30 seconds, then
bring everything to the table - tortillas, chicken, salad, guacamole, nacho
chips and sour cream - and let everyone help themselves. Wash down with a cold