Mexican chicken with roasted corn salsa

6 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 1 hr
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Pete Goffe-Wood takes chicken breasts to new heights for an easy dinner.

By Pete Goffe-Wood January 26 2011
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Ingredients (21)

6 chicken breast fillets
6 tortillas — flour
100 ml crème fraîche
Mexican spice rub:
1 tsp dried red chillies — crushed
1 Tbs coriander — seeds, whole roasted
1 Tbs cumin — whole seeds, roasted
1 tsp paprika — smoked
salt and freshly ground black pepper
50 ml olive oil — extra virgin
Roasted sweet corn & pepper salsa:
4 sweetcorn
2 red peppers
1/2 onion
1 garlic — cloves
2 cm fresh ginger
1 red chilli
3 tomatoes
1/2 handful fresh coriander — roughly chopped
limes — juice only
75 ml olive oil — extra virgin
salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Mexican spice rub

all the rub ingredients in a mortar and pestle until well-blended. Combine the
spices with the olive oil and lime juice then rub the chicken breasts with the
mixture and leave to marinade for 20 minutes. Place the chicken breasts on an
oiled grill and cook for about 20 minutes, or until tender and juicy. Remove
from the grill and leave to rest for 10 min before slicing the breasts.

sweet corn & pepper salsa

the sweet corn and then put it on the grill and blacken it a little. Finely
dice the onions, garlic and ginger. Chop the chillies and add it to the onions.
Add the lime juice and allow to sit and infuse. Dice the tomatoes and add to
the salsa base. Grill, skin and deseed the peppers. Cut the peppers into a
large dice and add to the salsa. Shuck the corn and add the kernels. Add the
roughly chopped coriander and olive oil and season to taste.


To assemble

a scoop of corn salsa on each tortilla, top with the grilled & sliced
chicken breast and finish with a dollop of crème fraiche with a fresh sprig of
coriander before rolling and eating.

Reprinted with
permission of Pete
To read more about his restaurant Wild Woods, click here.

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