A board topped with two corn tortillas, topped with pulled chicken and limes on the side

Chicken tacos

  • serves 6
  • Easy

These pulled chicken tacos are as good as their slow-cooked counterpart, but use a few shortcuts. A cooked chicken is a great step towards easy entertaining. Serve with all the fixings in the middle of the table

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Ingredients

  • vegetable oil 1 tbsp
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • passata 500ml
  • chipotle paste 1-2 tbsp
  • Belazu Hot Oak Smoked Paprika 1 tsp
  • rotisserie chicken 1, pulled into chunks, skin and bones removed
  • corn tortillas 12-18, warmed

FIXINGS

  • limes 2, juiced, plus wedges to serve
  • red onion 1, finely chopped
  • red chilli 1, finely chopped
  • coriander a small bunch, finely chopped
  • vine tomatoes 350g ripe, finely chopped
  • avocados 2 ripe, chopped
  • shredded iceberg lettuce, pickled jalapeños, soured cream, hot sauce and feta to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a frying pan, and fry the onion with a pinch of salt for 10 minutes until golden and soft. Still in the garlic and cumin, fry for 1 minute until fragrant, then add the passata with a splash of water, chipotle (depending on how spicy you like it) and Belazu Hot Oak Smoked Paprika, and bring to a simmer. Season and add a pinch of sugar.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the chicken and simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the chicken has heated through. Season well and add a squeeze of lime juice.

  • Step 3

    Mix the red onion, chilli, most of the coriander, tomatoes (and any juice on the chopping board) with the remaining lime juice, and season well. Mash the avocado with some seasoning, then fold through 3 tbsp of the tomato salsa.

  • Step 4

    Serve the salsa, guacamole and other toppings in small bowls alongside the pulled chicken and warmed tortillas, wrapped in foil and kept under a tea towel to keep them warm.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 627
  • Fat 25.8g
  • Saturates 5.4g
  • Carbs 55.3g
  • Sugars 13.5g
  • Fibre 7.8g
  • Protein 39.5g
  • Salt 1.8g
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