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Soft chilli chicken tacos

Serves   4-6
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins

Take a taste of Mexico with this true Mexican themed spicy dish courtesy of Tegel World Kitchen.

  • Tacos
  • Mexican
  • Chicken
  • Lunch




  • 3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 red chillis, charred in a dry pan
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 cup stock
  • 2 capsicum chopped


Shredded Chicken

  1. Poach chicken by putting in a pot and covering with water.
  2. Add half a chopped onion, bay leaf, salt & pepper.
  3. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool in the stock then remove and shred using two forks.
  5. Save the stock to add to chilli chicken mix.

Chilli Chicken Filling

  1. Heat the oil in the pan and add 1 chopped onion, saute gently until softened.
  2. Add the tomatoes (grate these into a pan), chopped capsicum, chillies, cumin seeds and garlic.
  3. Add the shredded chicken and stock and cook gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Taste and season as required.

Serve with soft warm tortilla and other condiments of your choice e.g. guacamole, salsa, shredded lettuce and soft cheese.