Donal Skehan’s chicken guacamole nacho plate

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Donal Skehan's chicken guacamole nacho plate

Serves 4


1 tbsp olive oil

2 free range chicken breasts

1 tbsp chipotle paste

1 tbsp tomato purée

150ml chicken stock

170g tortilla chips

75g Cheddar or Emmental

10 jalapeño slices

100ml sour cream

Good handful of fresh coriander, leaves picked


For the guacamole:

2 avocados

4 cherry tomatoes

Small handful of fresh coriander 1 lime juice


For the salsa:

250g cherry tomatoes or vine tomatoes 100g roasted red peppers

1⁄2 small red onion

Pinch of chilli flakes

Small handful of fresh coriander, chopped 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Make the salsa first. Finely chop the cherry tomatoes and the roasted red peppers.
  2. Peel and finely chop the red onion and the coriander leaves.
  3. Mix the tomatoes, peppers, onion and coriander leaves together in a bowl with the chilli flakes and extra virgin olive oil and season well. Set aside.
  4. Next, make the guacamole. Finely chop the cherry tomatoes and coriander leaves.
  5. Stone the avocados and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Mash with the back of a fork.
  6. Stir through with the tomatoes, coriander and lime juice. Season well and set aside.
  7. Heat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 6. On a chopping board, bash the chicken between two pieces of parchment paper until about 1cm in thickness using a rolling pin.
  8. Heat the oil in a large pan over a high heat. Season the chicken and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side until just cooked.
  9. Remove the chicken from the pan and slice thinly.
  10. Add the chipotle and tomato purée to the pan and stir over a medium heat then add the stock and return the chicken slices to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until most of the stock has reduced. Allow to cool a little.
  11. Toss the tortilla chips with the chicken. Scatter the cheese and jalapeños all over and pop in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese is melted. Dollop with the salsa, guacamole and soured cream, scatter with coriander and serve.

Per serving: 582kcals, 39.6g fat (9.3g saturated), 38.1g carbs (6.7g sugars), 24.4g protein, 11.4g fibre, 0.493g sodium