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Tex-Mex chicken taco traybake recipe

Tex-Mex chicken taco traybake recipe

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Jamie says: "When you want to get ahead, this spicy chicken taco filling is just the ticket. Freeze in portions for a quick meal on busy nights, or as dinner party prep." See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook, 5 mins to cool
  • 550 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 2 red onions
  • 250g ripe cherry tomatoes
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in (700g total)
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • 4 corn on the cobs
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces
  • 4 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 8 mini white tortilla wraps
  • 1 lime (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    19g 28%
  • Saturates

    6g 28%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    1.8g 30%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 56.3g Protein 40.9g Fibre 5.6g


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  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Peel the red onions, cut into wedges and scatter into a large deep roasting tray with the cherry tomatoes. Remove and discard the skin from the chicken thighs, then place them in the tray and rub it all with 2 tsp smoked paprika, ½ tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Roast for 45 mins, or until the chicken is cooked through and crispy.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan on a medium-high heat and char the corn for 15 mins, turning regularly. Remove to a board. Once cool enough to handle, slide a sharp knife down the cobs to cut off the corn.
  3. Wash and shred the lettuce. Spoon the yogurt into a small bowl and spike with ½ tsp smoked paprika and a pinch of black pepper. Shred the chicken off the bone with 2 forks, then stir back into the tray.
  4. Bring everything to the table and pile the chicken into wraps with the charred corn, paprika yogurt, lettuce and a final dusting of paprika. Serve with wedges of lime, if you like.

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