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Green Chile Chicken

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Tasty marinated chicken breast topped with a big roasted Hatch chile and Jack cheese. Such a delicious dinner!

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 2 whole Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce (more To Taste)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 6 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 6 whole Hatch, Anaheim, Or Poblano Chiles
  • ½ pounds Monterey Jack Cheese, Cut Into Slices Or Grated
  • Pico De Gallo Or Salsa, For Serving
  • Beans, For Serving
  • Rice For Serving

Preparation

First, make the marinade for the chicken: Combine olive oil, lime juice, chipotle peppers, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper in a blender and mix until it’s totally pureed. Pour into a large ziploc bag with the chicken breasts. Seal the bag, smush it around to coat the chicken, and place it in the fridge to marinate for at least 4 hours (overnight if possible.) ***Note: You can use any marinade, homemade or storebought, you’d like! Anything works.

After the chicken has marinated, roast the chiles by using metal tongs to hold the peppers one by one over the flame of your stovetop until the skin is totally charred. (If you don’t have a gas stove, you can use an outdoor grill OR place them on a baking sheet directly under your oven’s broilers.) When the skin is totally blackened, place the chiles in a large ziploc and seal the bag to allow the chiles to sweat for a good 20 minutes. Remove them from the bag and use a knife to scrape off most of the blackened skin. Slice the chiles in half lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds and membranes. Lay out the roasted, seeded chile halves so they’ll be ready.

Grill the chicken (or saute it in a skillet) over medium-high heat for 4 minutes on the first side. Turn the chicken over, and on the cooked side lay on 2 chile halves and a nice slice of cheese. Turn the heat to medium-low and allow the chicken to finish cooking for 4 to 5 minutes, until it’s totally done in the center. The cheese should melt on its own; if it needs a little help, invert an iron skillet over it (or put the lid on the skillet, if using).

Remove the chicken from the skillet and serve it with rice and beans on the side. Top the chicken with a spoonful of pico de gallo or salsa.

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Erica on 9.15.2014

Made this for my family and everyone LOVED it! It will be a “regular” in our house from now on

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princess48 on 8.26.2014

Just step off the edge Rebecca! Go buy some fresh chilis and roast (broil) them! SO much better!! It is really easy and delicious!

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Rebecca Duckworth on 8.25.2014

This sounds wonderful!. If I use canned chilies, how many cans would I need? I would love to fix these soon but am not sure about purchasing fresh peppers.

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