Seriously tasty chicken tacos


This week for Taco Tuesday I pulled some free range chicken thighs and drumsticks out of the freezer and paired them with New Mexico chillis. New Mexico chillis have a fruity, berry flavour. In this weather, they will pair beautifully to make a fresh, fullsome, complex and tasty dish served with guacamole made from the last of the avocados, organic radishes and sweet corn kernels.

For the chicken

4 chicken thighs
2 chilli New Mexico
1 pinch celery seeds
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup tomato puree

To serve

1 avocado
1 lemon/lime, juice of
1/2 bunch radishes
1 bunch chives
sweet corn
6-8 tortillas

Brown the chicken in a hot pan. Transfer to the slow cooker. Add the chilli to the pan with half a cup of water. Turn off the heat and allow the chilli to soften. Discard the stalk of the chilli and finely chop the flesh. Add the chilli and water to the slow cooker with the remaining ingredients. Cook on the ‘low’ setting for 4-6 hours. Remove the meat from the bones. Discard the bones. Using two forks, shred the meat.

Cut the avocado in half. Discard the seed and skin. Mash the flesh with the juice of the lemon or lime.

Finely slice the radishes.

Drain the sweet corn. Chop the chives and mix through the corn.

Warm a dry frying pan and heat a tortilla till it begins to colour.

Arrange a portion of chicken down the middle of the tortilla. Add a generous scoop of corn. Dollop over some guacamole, then sprinkle with radish slices. Serve immediately and repeat for remaining tortillas.

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2 Responses to Seriously tasty chicken tacos

  1. Thank you for bringing this by to Jodies kitchen for the Party. I have shared,and will also Pin.

    • Susan says:

      Hi Jodie! Thanks for dropping by… and for repinning. I love Taco Tuesdays, It’s the best way to get some fun, exciting food from cheap cuts of meat. Happy New Year! xo

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