-- Prepare peppers recipe through step 2 - 35 minutes
-- Prepare chicken; complete peppers recipe and serve - 30 minutes
Chorizo, Chicken, and Tomato Sauté
1 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped
3 1/2 oz cured chorizo sausage (2 links)
2 chicken fillets (about 1 lb)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup sun-dried julienne-cut tomatoes in oil
3/4 cup apple cider (or apple juice)
1 teaspoon chipotle pepper sauce
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
-- Chop onion (1 cup). Cut chorizo into large chunks.
-- Cut chicken into 2-inch chunks (wash hands).
1. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2-3 minutes. Place oil in pan, then add onions, chorizo, and 1/2 teaspoon paprika; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until onions soften and chorizo browns.
2. Add chicken to onion mixture and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon paprika; cook 6-8 minutes, turning chicken occasionally, or until chicken is well browned.
3. Reduce heat to medium-low, then stir in tomatoes; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in cider and pepper sauce; simmer 6-7 minutes or until chicken is 165°F. Chop cilantro; sprinkle over chicken and serve.
3 medium poblano peppers
2 medium zucchini
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup sour cream (or crema)
1/2 teaspoon chipotle pepper sauce
1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove core and seeds. Cut zucchini into quarters lengthwise; place both on baking sheet, cut side down. Drizzle with oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt; bake 18-22 minutes or until lightly charred and tender. Cover with paper towels; let stand 5 minutes to cool.
2. Remove any charred skin from peppers by rubbing with paper towels. Cut peppers into 1/2-inch-wide strips and cut zucchini in half; place in large saucepan. Chop cilantro; set aside.
3. Place saucepan on medium heat and stir in half-and-half; cook 1-2 minutes or until liquid reduces and begins to thicken. Remove pan from heat; stir in remaining ingredients (including 1/4 teaspoon salt). Serve.
-- Complete your meal with fresh salad blend, Cuban bread, and chocolate cake for dessert.
-- Regular paprika will work, if smoked isn't available. You can add more chipotle pepper sauce to add a little smoky flavor.