Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Adobo Chicken with Chipotle Salsa

Adobo Chicken with Chipotle Salsa
(slightly adapted from myrecipes.com)

4 turkey bacon slices
3 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon Adobo powder (any Goya Adobo product of your choice)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chipotle salsa (i got the harris teeter brand!)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tbsp evoo
Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 and chop your bell pepper. sprinkle with s&p and evoo and place in an even layer in a pan. Roast in oven for 15-20. (Or just buy roasted red peppers in a bottle.)

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with a bit of EVOO until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; crumble and set aside. Sprinkle chicken with adobo and black pepper. Add chicken to bacon drippings in pan; sauté 2 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from pan.

Add onion, coriander, and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes.

Stir in salsa and bell peppers. Return chicken to pan. Cover and cook over medium heat 12 minutes or until chicken is done.

Sprinkle with crumbled bacon; garnish with cilantro, if desired.


funny story about this - thank god i made three chicken breasts (one for me, one for sis, one for lunch the next day) - because as i went to take my first bite of the chicken, my ENTIRE plate just flipped onto my lap/the carpet. well if that isn't the most amazingly inconvenient thing to happen as you are about to take your first bite, then i don't know what is. my dog had a minor heart attack with excitement. unfortunately, she didn't get anything until leftovers because there were onions in the meal...sorry pup!

anyway - this is so filling and so healthy! i suggest you try it for yourself!

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