Realfit Recipe of the Week – Mexican Pulled Chicken and Beans (BBC Good Food)
Serves: 6-8 people
Prep: 20 mins and 1hr and 20 mins
8 bone-in chicken thighs , skin removed
3 tbsp chipotle paste
2 garlic cloves , crushed
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
1 large onion , finely sliced
2 x 400g cans black beans , drained
400g cans kidney beans , drained
handful parsley , coriander or mint, roughly chopped
small iceberg lettuce , shredded
½ cucumber , diced
drizzle of olive oil
large bag of tortilla chips , to serve
lime wedges, to serve
Fat: 6 g
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Rub the chicken thighs with 2 tbsp of the chipotle paste. Put the rest in a medium bowl with the garlic, tomatoes, onion and some seasoning.
Stir to combine, then tip into a large roasting tin. Sit the chicken thighs close together on top of the sauce. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hr.
Remove the roasting tin from the oven, add all the beans and stir into the tomato mixture around the chicken. Put back in the oven, uncovered, for 20 mins or until the chicken is tender and the beans are hot.
Meanwhile, mix the herbs, lettuce and cucumber with a drizzle of olive oil and set aside.
Shred the chicken using a knife and fork, and discard the bones. Mix the chicken through the sauce and beans. Serve with the salad, tortilla chips and lime wedges.