Acapulco Chicken Recipe
2 cup canned unsalted chicken broth, defa, tted
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp pickling spice
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast ha, lves
1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
2 tbsp minced jalapeno chili with seeds
1 onion, halved, thinly sliced
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
3 large garlic cloves, minced
baked (no oil) tortilla chips
Boil broth and pickling spice in heavy large saucepan ten minutes.
Strain and return liquid to saucepan. Add chicken, onion, vinegar,
garlic, oil and cumin to pan. Simmer over very low heat until chicken
is just cooked through, about ten minutes. Transfer chicken and
onions to shallow dish. Top with bell peppers and minced chilli. Boil
cooking liquid until reduced to 2/3 c, about ten minutes. Pour liquid
over chicken and let cool 30 minutes. Add cilantro to chicken
mixture. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, turning chicken
occasionally, about 4 hours (can be prepared one day ahead). Slice
chicken and transfer to plates. Top with marinated vegetables and
some of the juices. Pass tortilla chips to use as "pushers." 130
calories per serving, 4 g fat, 72 mg sodium, 44 mg cholesterol. From
Bon Appetit's Light & Easy Mar '93.
Makes 6 servings
to Chicken Recipes
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