Chicken Alambre

5/5 from 3 Customers

A simple Mexican chicken dish...

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20 mins

35 mins


Also works a treat with: Diced courgettes and extra peppers for a veg version Thinly sliced beef or pork

Book: Taco Legend Club Recipes (p3)

Goes great with: Salsa mexicana (p164) and pickled jalapeños (p160) from How to Be a Taco Legend

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This simple chicken and sweet pepper dish coated in melted cheese makes a delicious family-friendly filling for a taco night. It’s a favourite in Mexico City where it's found at taco stands and food markets - perfect for satisfying a gnawing hunger (or even soaking up the effects of the night before!).

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20 mins

35 mins



Serves 4


Medium Effort

Main Ingredient




Veggie Friendly

Gluten Free

Gluten Free


Popular Style




500g diced chicken (thighs are best)
4 rashers of bacon (any type) or 100g chorizo
1 red onion
2 peppers (any colour)
75g cheddar or mozarella cheese
2 tbsp vinegar (white wine or cider vinegar is best)

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Product Rating (3):


Absolutely loved this taco dish. Loads of indulgent spice flavours and plenty of saltiness from the chorizo and bacon added. The cheese helped bring it together and I paired it with homemade (rustic looking) flour tortillas. Lovely.

Looks delish and sounds like a legendary combination with homemade tortillas!


So tasty we chose chicken and chorizo. The flavour was great and we combined it with a Red Onion Salsa and Chipotle Mayo Crema. We will be making this again definitely our favourite chicken taco filling so far!

Glad you enjoyed this- looks like a delicious combination!


Have made this simple quick and easy recipe twice now and found it brilliant. The first time we had it with Corn tortillas, sour cream with chives and Salsa. Last night we tried it with the Charro Beans recipe on page 196, but changing one of the tins of cannelline beans with baked beans. Also made a side of boiled Jersey Royals cut into wedges, sprayed with a light oil and cooked in the oven. The combination was a delightful meal enjoyed by all the family.

The beauty of being a Taco Legend - you can find your favourite dish, then switch up the sides and accompaniments every time to create a whole new meal! Both combos sound delicious to us, Rick - nice work. Happy spicing!

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