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Dexter Fletcher's party-time Mexican tacos

Dexter Fletcher's party-time Mexican tacos

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Dexter Fletcher's party-time Mexican tacos

Tender chicken, zingy salsa, feta & seeds

Tender chicken, zingy salsa, feta & seeds

Serves 16

Cooks In2 hours

DifficultyNot too tricky

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 429 21%

  • Fat 23.9g 34%

  • Saturates 5.5g 28%

  • Sugars 3.4g 4%

  • Salt 2.2g 37%

  • Protein 22.1g 44%

  • Carbs 33.3g 13%

  • Fibre 3.8g -

Of an adult's reference intake


  • 1 x 1.8 kg whole free-range chicken
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 500 g plain flour , plus extra for dusting
  • 1 cos lettuce
  • 250 g ripe cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 100 g mixed seeds
  • 200 g feta cheese
  • 2 fresh red or green chillies
  • 500 g tomatillos or green tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint , (30g)
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander , (30g)
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 splash of quality tequila

recipe adapted from

Jamie's Friday Night Feast Cookbook

By Jamie Oliver


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. Remove the chicken from the fridge and leave to come up to room temperature.
  2. Pick the thyme leaves and bash in a pestle and mortar with a good pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then rub all over the chicken with a lug of olive oil. Halve the lemon, peel and bash the garlic bulb, then stuff inside the chicken cavity.
  3. Place the bird in a snug-fitting roasting tray and pop in the hot oven for around 1 hour 30 minutes, or until cooked through. To check, insert a knife into the thickest part of the thigh – if the juices run clear and the meat pulls away from the bone, you know it’s done.
  4. Meanwhile, place the flour and a pinch of salt in a large bowl, then gradually add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 150ml of cold water, stirring continuously until the mixture comes together to form a rough dough.
  5. Transfer to a flour-dusted surface and knead for around 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic, then shape into a long sausage shape, roughly 45cm in length. Slice the dough into 16 equal-sized pieces, roll into balls, then set aside for later.
  6. To make the salsa, preheat a griddle pan over a high heat. Prick the chillies all over with a small sharp knife, remove and discard the papery skin from the tomatillos, then place on the griddle. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until blackened all over, turning occasionally.
  7. Trim the spring onions and peel the clove of garlic. Pick the mint leaves into a food processor and add the chillies, tomatillos, spring onions, garlic and the remaining salsa ingredients with a couple of generous pinches of salt, then whiz until smooth.
  8. Once cooked, allow the chicken to cool slightly, then strip away the flesh, shredding it as you go (wear rubber gloves if it’s too hot).
  9. On a flour-dusted surface, roll the dough balls into circles, roughly the thickness of a playing card. Preheat a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat, then add the tortillas (you’ll need to do this in batches) and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly golden, turning halfway. Wrap the tortillas in tin foil to keep warm as you go.
  10. Meanwhile, shred the lettuce, quarter the cherry tomatoes, then halve and destone the avocados. Pick the mint and coriander leaves.
  11. To assemble the tacos, pop some shredded chicken onto the middle of a tortilla, top with some lettuce, herbs, a few tomatoes and a sprinkling of mixed seeds. Scoop over the avocado flesh, crumble a little feta on top and finish with a drizzle of salsa. Roll up and tuck in.

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