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easy shredded chicken with lime and paprika in dish as part of taco buffet
Easy Shredded Chicken with Lime and Paprika
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

A simple recipe that makes Mexican inspired flavoured chicken to eat in chicken tacos, or many other meals

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Taco filling
Servings: 2
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: Lizzie
  • 2 chicken breasta
  • 1 tsp soy sauce, or half a stock cube
  • 1 lime
  • 4 tbsp smoked paprika
  • chilli or hot sauce (optional, according to preference)
  1. Place your chicken breasts in an ovenproof dish, in which they fit snugly.

  2. Measure out a pint/570ml of freshly boiled water and mix with the stock cube or soy sauce.

  3. Pour the liquid over the chicken. Squeeze over the lime juice and sprinkle on the smoked paprika, and mix.

  4. Place in the oven on gas mark 5/190C/375F for an hour, turning once, or until cooked through

  5. Lift out of the liquid and check they're cooked. Shred with two forks. If you're not eating them straight away pour the cooking juices back over the chicken to keep it moist.