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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

BRAISED CHILE CHICKEN

1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste
1 chicken (4 to 5 lbs), cut into pieces
1 can (14 - 1/2 oz) diced peeled tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 can (4 oz) whole green chiles, cut into strips
1 fresh jalapeno chile, minced
1 can chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced
black pepper
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a pot just large enough to accommodate chicken in a single layer. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, whisk together cornmeal, chile powders and salt. Dredge chicken in cornmeal mixture, turning to coat.

Add half the chicken pieces to pot and cook, turning once, until well browned on all sides and skin is very crisp, about 8 minutes; remove and set aside. Brown remaining chicken the same way.

Add tomatoes, chicken stock, canned chiles, half the jalapeno and the chipotle chile in pot. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and arrange chicken pieces, side side up, on top of sauce. being careful not to let sauce completely cover crisp skin. Simmer, uncovered, until chicken is cooked through, about 40 minutes. Remove chicken from sauce and transfer to a platter. Season with salt and pepper and add remaining jalapeno to taste. Spoon sauce around chicken and garnish with cilantro.

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Notes: Serve with rice and beans, cornbread or flour tortillas. The leftovers make GREAT!!! tacos.

19 comments:

  1. Hola my dear Jeri,howdya do?
    Well this sure looks way too delicious ....fantastic ST.Paddys day to ya with loads of love n hugs...

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  2. This looks delicious and I love chipotle chilies. Thank you for sharing!
    DomesticProductions15.com

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  3. Geri....good to see you...we missed you and your dish look so wonderful!

    xoxo

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  4. This chicken sounds so good! Love the Mexican flavors here.

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  5. Another wonderfully delicious looking dish. Looks so good I could eat it right off your blog!!

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  6. This looks delicious! I am going to have to try it out soon!

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  7. That is one flavorfull chicken recipe! Love it!

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  8. I love all the flavors of this dish, it'll be one I try soon!

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  9. This looks really good! The kids love both..we will need to add this to next weeks menu! Thank you :)
    Hope you are having a good week!
    Wendy

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  10. This looks great!! I LOVE strong flavors and I cannot wait to give this a try!! I found you via Balancing Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. I think my family would like this one. Thank you.

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  12. This looks delicious! I've never used ancho chili powder and am wondering if it is something a little different... I love your background!!!

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  13. I just bought some ancho chili powder at the store for the first time. This looks amazing and delicious.

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  14. Yum! This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    ~Liz

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