Chicken Chilaquiles

Whoa mama these are hot! Have you ever used chipotle peppers before? This was my first time and I only used one can (the original recipe called for two!). Chilaquiles is a chicken stew with tomatoes and peppers. You can find the canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the Mexican food area near the tortillas and beans. My suggestion: use half a can of chipotle peppers.

I could only eat so much before my lips became numb. James was brave and had a couple helpings. Although every time he looked at me after taking a bite, I swear his face turned a brighter shade of red. We added some chopped avocados to help cool our mouths off, but the best way to cool off was drink water (James, me) and/or stop eating (me).

So good luck, have lots of water on hand and dig in!

chicken chilaquiles with multigrain tortilla chips
chicken chilaquiles with multigrain tortilla chips

Ingredients
Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart: Everyday Food
1 T. olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes in puree
1/2 canned chipotle chilies in adobo, finely chopped, plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (from same can)
1 cup water
salt to taste
1 small cooked rotisserie chicken, skinned and shredded, carcass discarded
1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves, chopped, plus 4 sprigs for garnish OR 1 tablespoon dried cilantro, plus more for garnish
4 cups tortilla chips
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
Crumbled feta cheese for garnish
1 avocado, chopped

Directions
1. Combine oil and garlic in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and sizzling, 1 to 2 minutes.
2. Add tomatoes with their puree, breaking tomatoes up, chipotles and adobo, and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; season with salt. Reduce heat and simmer rapidly until lightly thickened, 6 to 8 minutes.
3. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until hot, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in chopped cilantro.
4. Divide chips among serving plates, top with chicken mixture and sauce. Garnish with cilantro and feta.

Voila! Olé! Enjoy!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathleen says:

    This looks great!

    1. Emily says:

      Thanks! They were super spicy, but very good! Have a good weekend 🙂

  2. BC says:

    I love this recipe! Just wanted to make a little correction: The recipe actually calls for 2 chiles, not 2 cans:
    http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/chicken-chilaquiles

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