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Pulled chicken recipe

Pulled chicken recipe

7 ratings

Impress guests with this succulent and juicy pulled chicken burger that's the ultimate summer dish for those outdoor get-togethers. Topped with a vibrant and colourful mango chilli salsa, you'll be serving this dish all summer long. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 721 calories / serving


For the chicken

  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on and bone in
  • 2 tbsp tinga paste
  • 1 lime, finely zested and juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 brioche burger buns, sliced open
  • 2 tbsp smoked chilli or harissa mayonnaise
  • 4 round lettuce leaves

For the mango salsa

  • 1 mango, peeled, stone removed, diced
  • 1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint or basil, leaves only, chopped
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    46g 66%
  • Saturates

    7g 36%
  • Sugars

    36g 40%
  • Salt

    1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 34.6g Protein 42.2g Fibre 2.6g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C.
  2. Put the chicken thighs into a large roasting dish. In a bowl, mix together the tinga paste and lime zest and juice with the olive oil. Spread over the chicken so it is evenly covered, season, then roast for 35-40 minutes, basting occasionally or until the chicken is cooked through and no pink meat remains. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly.
  3. Remove and discard the bone and skin from the chicken and shred the chicken and put in a bowl. Discard the excess fat in the roasting tray and then pour the rest of the cooking juices over the chicken and mix together. Set aside.
  4. For the mango salsa, mix the chopped mango, chilli, lime juice, olive oil, chopped mint or basil with some seasoning in a bowl.
  5. Griddle the cut sides of the brioche buns. To serve, spread the cut side of each bun with some mayonnaise, top with a lettuce leaf, add a pile of shredded chicken and top with a spoonful of mango salsa. Serve immediately.

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As part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

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