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Mexican Style Chicken With Tortilla

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This is a quick and easy dish to make with chicken, peppers, onions, garlic, sofrito, sour cream, cilantro, and some ricotta salata...
  Boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 , in bite size pieces diced
  Red bell pepper 1 , cut into 0.25 by 1 inch strips
  Green bell pepper 1 , cut into 0.25 by 1 inch strips
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , minced

Dice the chicken and put in a bowl - coat with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, chipolte, and adobo - mix well and set aside. Chop the peppers, onion, and garlic. Heat a medium saute pan to a medium-low heat. Put in a splash of oil and start the garlic and onions. Salt the onions a bit and let them cook for a few minutes. Add all the peppers and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken and cook for 10/15 minutes or until cooked. After about 7 minutes add the sofrito and water. Chop the cilantro and set it aside. When the chicken is almost ready heat the tortillas. I use two tortillas per serving - you can prepare them to your liking and plate them as you like - I usually fold them in half then tare down the middle (see photo). To present - I use a large shallow bowl - place two tortilla halves on each side - spoon in the chicken - sprinkle on your desired amount of cilantro - spoon a dollop sour cream to one side - crumble half of the ricotta salata over the top and eat...

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
"Make me some Mexican food and make it now monkey boy" (the monkey boy part is an internal joke) - those were the words my girlfriend barked at me over the phone one night when I asked what she wanted for dinner. You would have had have been privy to the rest of the conversation to know she really isn't all that demanding (it was at the end of a long conversation about Mexican food that left her hungry for some) - Anyhoo, I had a hungry girlfriend at home and she wanted Mexican food. I stopped at the store on my way to her house I started grabbing what I thought would make a good Mexican type dish (ok it's my version of a what could be called a Mexican dish). With a little help from some Penzeys spices ( it worked out pretty good. I make it every once and a while and it always turns out good... :) Nikko
Craving for some Mexican food and want it immediately. Try Nikko's Mexican Style chicken with tortilla. He take us on a pictured journey, the recipe being so simple that pictures are enough to understand. Really a great dish to put together in a few minutes with some leftover chicken and few spices from your kitchen shelf. A must try for impressing someone special.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 226 Calories from Fat 22

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.8%

Saturated Fat 0.63 g3.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 99.8 mg33.3%

Sodium 116.7 mg4.9%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.2%

Sugars 4.7 g

Protein 41 g82.2%

Vitamin A 47% Vitamin C 243.6%

Calcium 3.2% Iron 10.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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