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22 Feb 2018
2:40 pm

Recipe: Smoky chipotle chicken taquitos

Food and Home

The perfect Mexican feast – try these smoky chipotle chicken taquitos!

Smoky chipotle chicken taquitos.

Ingredients

Spread
10ml (2 tsp) chipotle paste
80ml (1/3 cup) mayonnaise
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Smoked chicken
400g uncooked brown rice
30ml (2 tbsp) brown sugar
30ml (2 tbsp) Earl Grey tea leaves
4 (500g) skinless chicken breasts
Olive oil, to brush
1 quantity basic wheat tortilla dough

Filling
110g baby lettuce leaves
1 red onion, peeled and sliced
1 yellow pepper, seeded and sliced
2 red apples, cored and sliced
Handful fresh coriander
100g sugar snap peas

Method

1. For the spread, mix together all of the ingredients and set aside until needed.

2. For the smoked chicken, mix together the rice, sugar and tea leaves and transfer to a 28cm x 18cm baking tray. Place the chicken breasts on a wire rack in the tray and cover loosely with foil. Place on the stove over medium heat and smoke, 15 minutes, turning continuously.

3. Remove the chicken from the rack, brush with olive oil and finish cooking on a griddle pan over medium heat until cooked through, 10 minutes on each side.

4. Divide the tortilla wheat dough into 6 golf ball-sized balls. Roll out the balls into 28cm-diameter rounds, about 0,25cm thick and dry-fry in a non-stick pan over medium heat, 30 seconds on each side. Cover with a damp tea towel while still hot.

5. For the filling, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.

6. Add a layer of the spread to the tortillas, stack with smoked chicken and filling, roll up and serve your taquitos warm or cold.

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