Pulled chicken with charred-lime guac & crispy skin

Pulled chicken with charred-lime guac & crispy skin

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus resting
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This pulled chicken recipe is all about big flavours and getting messy. For added crunch, use the chicken skin to make some spiced chicken crackling

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal508
fat37g
saturates8g
carbs15g
sugars10g
fibre8g
protein25g
salt1.4g
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Ingredients

For the guacamole

For the salsa

To serve

  • 8 large corn tacos , warmed
  • soured cream

Method

  • STEP 1

    Remove the chicken skin from the thighs carefully, keeping them as intact as possible, and set aside. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/ gas 2. Mix the ketchup, mustard, coriander, spices and vinegar with 100ml water in a casserole dish, then add the chicken and mix until well coated. Cook in the oven, uncovered, for 1 hr 20 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, spread the reserved skins out on a baking tray lined with parchment, then sprinkle with the paprika and a pinch of sea salt. Place another sheet of parchment on top, followed by another baking tray. Put in the oven on a shelf above the chicken and cook for 40 mins or until completely crisp.

  • STEP 3

    For the guacamole, heat a griddle or frying pan until extremely hot. Put the limes in the pan, cut-side down, to char, then set aside. Mash the avocado with the juice from half the charred limes, the chilli flakes and half the coriander. Season to taste.

  • STEP 4

    For the salsa, mix all the ingredients with the remaining coriander and leave for 20 mins to infuse.

  • STEP 5

    Once the chicken is fall-apart tender, remove from the oven and leave until cool enough to handle. Using a fork, pull the meat away from the bone and shred through the sauce.

  • STEP 6

    To serve, pile a large spoonful of guacamole onto a taco, add some pulled chicken, then top with the salsa, some chicken crackling and soured cream. Serve the remaining charred limes on the side for squeezing over.

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