Well what do you know, more Mexican! I feel like I can always count on a Mexican recipe to pull through and be a knockout...and yet again I was correct. This is a recipe that was traditionally created as a way to use up leftovers, but is a delicious meal whether you use leftovers or not. I was planning on roasting my own whole chicken in the crock pot, because its super easy, but when I was at the grocery store they had a horrible selection. So I ended up buying a whole roasted chicken and just pulling it apart for this meal. This was a huge time saver and made this meal SUPER easy! I used feta cheese on my dish, but shredded cheddar on Logan's because I thought it might be too out of the box for him. He loved it with cheddar and I was pleasantly surprised how good it was with feta. I recommend trying the feta or if you can find it queso fresco is traditional to use.
Just thought I would throw a shout out to my uncle Dug, I see you are a follower now, which makes me SO happy because you are the reason I love to cook! :-) Thank god for you because we both know I didn't learn any cooking skills from my mom...haha! Miss you and I guess Candy too ;) , hopefully I will get home sometime this summer and we can cook something together for the blog! Love you guys!
OK OK onto the food!
Chicken Chilaquiles-serves 4
1 T olive oil
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 can whole peeled tomatoes (28oz) in puree
2 chipotle chiles in adobo, finely chopped, plus 1 T adobo sauce from can
1 small roasted chicken, skinned and shredded
1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves, chopped
4 cups tortilla chips
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup feta cheese
Combine oil and garlic in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until garlic is fragrant and sizzling. Add the tomatoes with their puree, chipotles and adobo sauce and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; season with salt. Reduce the heat and simmer rapidly until lightly thickened, 6-8min.
Add chicken and cook stirring, until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in chopped cilantro.
Divide chips among 4 shallow bowls; top with chicken mixture and sauce. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, sour cream and feta.
Logan Rating: ****