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26 Feb 2012

Chipotle Chicken Soft Tacos

Hi, my name is Katie and I'm a Mexican food addict!  I'm not ashamed to admit it, I think Mexican food is the bees knees!  Upon hearing this confession you'd probably expect me to tell you I whip up huge feasts of burritos, enchiladas and crème caramel all washed down with a margarita or two, frequently.  Well, I'm sorry to say it's just not true!  I never really had the time to throw myself into the mouth watering, slow cooked dishes I've come to love.  Often recipes instruct you to pop a shoulder of pork in the oven and leave it there for 8 hours.  Well, I don't know about you but I'm a bit of an ants in the pants Annie!  Tell me I have to stay put and watch pork roast for 8 hours and I'll want nothing more than to run through the fields chasing butterflies.  Screw the pig, I want to frolic!  How did I rectify this conundrum I hear you ask?  Easy, I bought a slow cooker!


Best investment ever!  I really can't recommend these little contraptions enough.  I always thought slow cookers were for mams and stews, I was so wrong.  Plus, if you get a slow cooker, you can make this totally kick ass chipotle chicken.  I'd do it if I were you!




Chipotle Pulled Chicken

4 large chicken breasts
1 large onion, diced finely
2 chipotle chillies in adobo sauce chopped (get these in a can from bigger supermarkets or if you're from Newcastle, Mmmm.. stock a fab range of Mexican ingredients)
1tbsp honey
2tbsp dark brown sugar
1tbsp smoked paprika
1tbsp sweet paprika
1tbsp chilli flakes
50ml white wine vinegar
2tbsp tomato puree
1 tin chopped tomatoes with chillies
2tbsp worcestershire sauce
1tsp salt

Method:
Add all the ingredients, apart from the chicken, into your slow cooker.  Stir until smooth.  Add the chicken and stir again to cover.  Place lid onto your slow cooker, turn to low and cook for 8 hours.  

After 8 hours remove the chicken from the sauce and shred the meat with two forks.  Add shredded meat to the sauce, stir until coated and serve with homemade guacamole, soft tacos and crumbled feta cheese!

This recipe is so versatile, you could use it to make enchiladas, fajitas, burritos, quesadillas or even just slapped in a floury bread bun.  You won't be sorry!



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10 comments:

Pookie said...

Tell me about it...Mexican is my FAAAAVE! Have you got the Mexican Fodd Made Simple book? It's literally Mexican food porn in a book, This looks FIT by the way, I really need to crack on and cook!

Deirdre said...

Two words- Refried Beans. Love it.

Is a slow cooker like a pressure cooker? Old heavy saucepan that has a valve for steam? Am I thinking of the right thing? We use it to cook our Christmas pud!

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Katiecakes said...

Hi Deirdre,

I'm afraid it's a totally different beast. A slow cooker is a low energy appliance that cooks your food slowly over a number of hours. The lack of energy used means it can be safely left to cook away while you're out at work :)

Katie xoxo

bea masters said...

I wish I had a slow cooker, because this looks awesome! I love pulled chicken and pulled pork :)

Helen said...

I love slow cookers, bolognese in it is fabulous too! I really want to try this now, love mexican food.

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

Hi, my name is Gem and I'm a Mexican food addict too!! So much so that when I spent last summer working in London my sister and I tried no less than 20 different Mexican restaurants each Monday for a 'Mexican Monday' feast - it was totally awesome! and why it was completely horrific that following that Mexican overload I had to move to North Wales where they have ZERO Mexican restaurants, you read that right - zero, and believe me I've searched high and low! So of course we've resorted to having to cook Mexican at home even more than usual which is why I am loving and pinning this post immediately! plus we bought a slow cooker just before Christmas so this is perfect! thanks for sharing :)

Deirdre said...

Thanks for getting back to me! Will have to invest so (any excuse to buy kitchen appliances really!!)

Keep up the beautiful blogging!!

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dreamergbr said...

we have to try this at tia's, looks beautiful! Am also dissolving turkish delight in vodka - excited!!! xx

Katiecakes said...

Eeek, you must tell me if you do! I'll come down for sure. You knows I love me some Tia's ;)

Katie xoxo

Kelly Buhler said...

I'm making these right now but in the oven at a 150 C since I broke my crock pot!