Guest Post #1: Green Chutney Chicken Fajitas

So my friends, once more my exams have come but at least instead of lasting 3 weeks, they are only lasting a week :D 

In order to have some preparation time and all that, I would like you all to give a warm welcome to some stunning guest posts ranging from sweet to savoury (or should I say savoury to sweet) with a little surprise in the middle for you all!

As always, see you all on the other side mes cheris!

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Ok so I have this blogging buddy of mine and she’s pretty cool. No wait, cross that, she is WAY awesome :D

You can call her Minnie (I call her Aunty!) and she blogs/entertains over at Lady 8 Home. Even her name had me giggling the first time I visited her fabulous site! :D

Now Minnie is a little bit amazing. She may claim otherwise but 99% of the time, her dishes are utterly and absolutely deliciously breathtaking. And so is her photography (which I think you can probably already see)

So without further ado, I present to you Minnie and her gorgeous savoury dish which, for the first time ever, has Go Bake Yourself posting a meat dish – enjoy :D


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When you guest post for someone as brilliant as Choc Chip Uru, you feel nervous. It’s understandable. You have a certain standard to live up to, or, as in my case, crawl up to.

As my 9 year old son used to say when he was about 5 – ‘I thunk and thunk and then got tired’ – I can pretty much identify myself with that state of affairs ever since I signed up for guest posting with CCU.

I ‘thunk’ I would make something outstanding; something at par with the sublime creations Choc keeps posting. It would have to be a sweet, and of course, something so delightful that jaws would drop. Well, day- dreaming never harmed anyone, did it? (Unless you were driving, or holding scapel over a prone body with a ruptured ….never mind).

I felt like a contestant on ‘Chopped’ who often run around, like chicken without head, to figure out what to do with their basket of ingredients. It’s the Christmas month, so I wanted to create something that had red and green in it. I considered baking a cake, discarded it. Cookies? It’s Christmas time! So they are all over the place on foodiesphere, so discarded again. Mousse! Yes, that would be great. No, let me make an ice-cream. Yes! That would be best.

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So my endeavor started. I made several Ice-creams. One was a total disaster (even my ice-cream crazy son left it untouched) but a couple of them, I must say, were quite good. However, as most of you might have experienced, some foods just don’t like cameras and won’t co-operate. The pictures just wouldn’t do justice. By the time I managed to take a worthy shot, the ice cream had melted.

Then one night I made this dish. You see, I am a completely a savory person. I like sweets, but I like to buy them as versus making them (which helps my waist line too ;p) And this particular dish came out dazzling tastebuds. Hmnnn….the more I ‘thunk’ the more I knew what I wanted to do. THIS was what I wanted to share on CCU’s site!

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So I present you with Green Chutney Fajitas. This is a slightly Indian twist on the traditional Mexican fare.

This recipe does two things in one single stroke – gives you a great recipe for ‘green chutney’ and gets you absolutely delicious fajitas in the process. It’s not only delicious, healthy and low calorie, but it even earns you extra brownie points on looks. And it has both red and green :D

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If you have stayed with me so far, then maybe you would like to know something about me as well :D My name is Minnie. I blog at  I started out as giving out tips on home management sometime in mid-May, but slowly, it became a food blog. I love posting about food so much that I cannot ‘not’ blog about food.

I have a public relations background. I love soapy novels with happy endings, surfing, facebooking and arranging social gatherings with a cause – big and small. My portfolio also includes being a wife to a fabulous man, who is as famous for wearing his heart on his sleeve for me as he is for losing his temper and finding it minutes later; Mom of two amazing human boys who are the light of my life and two K9s (a boy GS and a girl Rottweiler) who are a part of my heart. My 4 kids keep me busy all day long. I also have 4 fish that I take care of in a koi pond. My son has named them Nemo, Opti, Fishy and Rex, and only he can tell them apart :D

But most of all, I am a big time foodie. I love to eat, cook, feed and eat out. Spinning stories is another of my longtime love. I would love it if you can hop over and say hi to my recipes.
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Green Chutney Chicken Fajitas



  • 1 lbs boneless chicken cut into 1”X4” strips
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into long strips
  • 1 yellow onion sliced fine
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pam cooking spray
  • Salt to taste

Green Chutney

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • A few leaves of fresh mint
  • 2 green chilies (Thai/jalapeno/Serrano)
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic paste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder (fresh roasted and ground)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Blend all the ingredients for the green chutney together in the blender till smooth. Taste for salt, add more if needed.
  2. In a Ziploc bag, put the chicken pieces and pour the marinade over it. Shake the bag until it’s nicely mixed.
  3. Refrigerate for an hour to overnight.
  4. In a skillet, heat oil.
  5. Fry onions and red bell peppers.
  6. Add red chili powder and salt to taste.
  7. Sauté on high, till they are translucent.
  8. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them on a plate. Set aside.
  9. In the same oil, fry the chicken pieces after they are done marinating.
  10. Spray Pam to keep the chicken pieces moist.
  11. Cook till they get some nice brown spots. It should not take more than 10 minutes.
  12. When the chicken is cooked, mix the onions and peppers, sauté for 30 seconds and take the skillet off the heat.
  13. Toast a flour tortilla and pile it with the fajitas. Add zesty homemade baked fries on top. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and habanero sauce.

****Note: For the Zesty Homemade baked Fries Recipe, please click here.

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Gosh fine, ok, whatever, just because I can’t eat this incredible looking dish does not mean I will be spiteful ;) – looks like chips all the way for me! Haha all jokes aside, seriously Minnie you have outdone yourself with this gorgeous savoury dish and it was fantastic having you here today :D – Thank you so much!

For everyone who wants more of a taste of Minnie’s genius, just check out her fantastic blog, The Lady 8 Home!

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  1. Carolyn Chan says:

    The fajitas look amazing !! Love all that colour and can imagine the taste would be as wonderful.

    Good luck with exams CCU ! I am soooo behind in reading your posts they could well be over by now so hope they went well and glad to be back reading your posts again !

    ps – merry Christmas !

  2. Tisa says:

    That chutney chicken looks so good. Thanks Minnie for giving us new ideas in fajita making. And yes, this recipe is so Uru-worthy :)) Study hard and study good, missie!

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  4. Eva Taylor says:

    Hi Minnie, this looks like a great take on an old favourite. We love to eat fajita’s, in fact, there was a time we would have fajita’s once a week on Fajita Friday. We have a much bigger repertoire of dining delights so it’s not as often anymore.
    Good luck with your exams CCU.

  5. navane64 says:

    Explosive fajita with green chutney. Looks like the chutney was prepared with the known Indian flavours and of course, I am in for it. Somehow so strange we have chutney with rice and never with fajitas. In fact, I have a mango chutney lined up soon but like said, more of a condiment or dip for rice.

    Best of luck for your exams Ms and take care.

  6. Kimby says:

    Minnie, your writing style is reminiscent of your beloved niece’s and an absolute delight! Plus, your two-for-one recipe is out of this world — a total flavor picnic! Uru, best wishes on your exams and thanks for featuring a (gasp) meat-based post on your blog. You exemplify the term “open minded.”

  7. You needn’t have Thunk so much.. you’re clearly talented and not one of CCU’s readers would ever criticize any guest blogger:) I love this new spin on Mexican Fajitas.. and I’m crazy about the green of your marinade.. lots of flavorful stuff going on in that one! xx

  8. I went right over and “liked” Minnie on Facebook. Thanks for having her stop by here ’cause you know, CCU, that I’m not afraid of meat! I know you’re going to Ace those exams and we’ll be waiting for you when you return.

  9. I’ve just finished my practical tests & theory and everything feels soooo much lighter and happier now! Great post and lovely looking dish, I’m a big fan of the pre bag marinade myself so no doubt it’s a time saver, which means I get to eat quicker! ;)

  10. Chef Randall says:

    Excellent, well put together post. The pictures are well done. It’s like you can just put your hand out and grab the plate. Wish well also for your school exams. Again well done. :)

  11. mmmarzipan says:

    I have just had dinner… and dessert… but now I have a sudden strange craving for fajitas! Now, CCU, do I blame you, your guest poster or pregnancy hormones? ;) All the best with your exams x

  12. Oh dear, that is such a brilliant post (they all are, indeed, it’s just on my savory side). Lovely dish and thanks for introducing us to Minnie. I am heading over to her blog… :)
    Good luck with your exams. Are those finals?

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