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Here we've revamped this Tex-Mex classic as a tasty party-starter. Serve it straight from the oven to feed a hungry crowd.

You'll need

2 tbsp olive oil 4 skinless chicken thigh fillets (about 150gm each) 1 onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp each ground cumin, ground coriander and smoked paprika 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 400 gm canned chopped tomato 250 ml (1 cup) chicken stock 1 chipotle chilli in adobo (see note) 1 tsp dried oregano 200 gm (1 cup) canned black beans, drained 250 gm corn chips or tortilla chips 200 gm cheddar, coarsely grated 2 radishes, thinly sliced ¼ cup (loosely packed) coriander, coarsely chopped   Tomato salsa 3 vine-ripened tomatoes, finely chopped 1 small white onion, finely chopped 1 cup (loosely packed) coriander, coarsely chopped Juice of 1 lime jalapeño chillies, finely chopped, or to taste 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil   Avocado crema ripe avocados Juice of ½ lime 2 tsp extra-virgin olive

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 160C. Heat oil in a large casserole or saucepan over medium-high heat, add chicken and brown well all over (4-5 minutes), then set aside. Add onion and garlic to casserole, sauté until tender and translucent (4-5 minutes), add spices and season to taste. Deglaze pan with vinegar, add tomato, stock, chipotle, oregano and chicken, bring to a simmer, then cook in oven, turning chicken occasionally, until tender (50 minutes to 1 hour). Set aside to cool slightly, then shred chicken, stir in beans and season to taste.
  • 02
  • Increase oven to 180C. For tomato salsa, combine ingredients in a bowl, season to taste and set aside for flavours to develop (10-15 minutes).
  • 03
  • For avocado crema, process ingredients in a small food processor until smooth, season to taste, cover and refrigerate until required.
  • 04
  • Scatter chips on a large baking tray, top with chicken and bean mixture, scatter with cheddar then bake until golden and bubbling (10-12 minutes). Serve topped with radish, salsa, avocado and coriander.

Note Chipotle chillies in adobo are available from select delicatessens and online from fireworksfoods.com.au and montereyfoods.com.au.


At A Glance

  • Serves 6 - 8 people
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  • Serves 6 - 8 people

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