- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 large red pepper
- 2 medium red onions
- Teaspoon of honey
- Large outer leaves of 2 heads of baby gem lettuce
- 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
- Flat teaspoon of cinnamon
- Flat teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 ripe avocado
- A few sprigs of coriander
- 1 scallion
- ½ red chilli
- Lime juice
This is a great healthy recipe when you get Mexican cravings but are trying to stay clean. The guacamole gives it a lovely creaminess and really makes it feel like a treat. This recipe works really well with beef as well, but you would need to use a good cut like striploin or ribeye cut into thin strips.
The prep’ takes about 7-8 minutes and then cooking time is about the same so this is another quick and easy meal. Get everything ready beforehand and off you go!
For the guacamole I find a pestle and mortar works best but a bowl and fork works fine too. For seasoning in general, Maldon Sea Salt is by far the best.
Prepare your chicken and all your veg for the taco mix and guacamole. Get a big pan nice and hot.
Mix your spices in a bowl. Add you chicken and toss around and leave to the side for a few minutes.
Put a glug of extra virgin olive oil in the pan and add the onion and peppers and a pinch of salt for 3-4 minutes tossing around every so often until they start to get a little coloured.
As the veg is cooking make your guacamole. Combine all your ingredients with a good pinch of salt and add lime juice to your taste. I put the juice of half a lime in this time but the amount of juice you get from a lime varies massively.
When the veg’ starts to colour around the edges, add your chicken to the pan with a pinch of salt and toss around for 2 minutes. The pan will get quite dry now so add about 200mls of water along with the honey.The water will reduce away and cook the chicken through perfectly and create a nice sticky sauce.
Fill your baby gem “taco” leaves with the chicken mix.
Add a dollop of guacamole, garnish with coriander and a squeeze of lime and enjoy!
The Pure Kitchen was founded by John MacGovern - an ex accountant, turned chef who trained at Ballymaloe, gained great experience at the renowned Dublin restaurant Pichet for over 2 years & then started The Pure Kitchen. At The Pure Kitchen, they only use pure, unprocessed ingredients to create restaurant quality, paleo friendly ready meals, soups, salads & more (no dairy, gluten, wheat, anything processed). The recipes provided by John for LovinDublin are his quick & easy recipes for at home.