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Chicken Fajita with Capsicum & Lime Couscous

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

Ready in: 35 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 tsp minced garlic or garlic infused olive oil

  • 1 tbsp lime juice

  • 600g chicken tenderloin

  • 2 red capsicums, deseeded and sliced

  • 2 yellow capsicums deseeded and sliced

  • 1 green capsicum, deseeded and sliced

  • Small bunch of shallots thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander thinly sliced

  • 1 packet fajita seasoning (or to make your own use 1 tbsp chilli powder, 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp ground black pepper and 1 tsp salt)

  • 1 cup wholegrain couscous

  • 1 lime

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt


Step 1. In a large bowl, add the chicken strips and half of the fajita seasoning. Mix well and set aside for 5 minutes

Step 2. In a large pan, add a drizzle of olive oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add chicken and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Set aside

Step 3. In the same pan, add another drizzle of olive oil and the shallots, capsicum strips and the rest of the fajita seasoning. Stir fry for 4-8 minutes on high heat depending on how tender you prefer your vegetables

Step 4. Add couscous, plus two cups water (follow recommended amount of water on couscous packaging) and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a small saucepan and bring it to the boil. Simmer and cook for 6 minutes until the couscous is easily fluffed with a fork. Once the couscous is cooked, add lime juice to taste and mix through with coriander

Step 6. Assemble and enjoy!

Notes: Optional toppings include guacamole or sliced avocado

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