Thursday, December 15, 2011

Red Chile Chicken Nachos!

Has there ever been an food you love SO much that you could eat it on anything?

And you crave food that belongs with this certain thing so that you can eat them together?

For my husband, that would be Buffalo Sauce, on Chicken.

For me, Guacamole. I'd eat it on anything.

Except for maybe pancakes.

That would be weird.

Unless you made mexican pancakes.

Remember that Guacamole recipe I shared with you?

Make it.


And then make these to go under it.

The secret to Red Chile Chicken Nachos? Ask your Mexican friend Frontera to help:
Then, dive in.

Oh, don't forget to buy red and green christmas colored chips from Trader Joes.

They taste like Christmas.

Red Chile Chicken Nachos
1 8oz. packet of Frontera roasted tomato + mild red chile sauce
2 large Chicken breasts
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 tbsp butter
1 bag tortilla chips
1/2 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups guacamole
2 cups salsa
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 jalepenos, sliced

1. Marinate chicken breasts in sauce for 45min-1 hour. (If you have time)

2. Assemble tortilla chips on the pan, cover with cheese and jalepenos. Add drained and rinsed black beans to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 1-2 minutes until beans are warm and tender. Add  on top of tortilla chips.

3. On Medium-High heat, sautee chicken breasts 2-3 minutes on each side, to brown. Pour in the rest of the sauce you were marinating chicken in. Add chicken stock (ensuring that the liquid level comes about halfway up the chicken breasts). Place lid on pot and simmer for 10 minutes until chicken is cooked throughout.

4. Remove pan from heat. Using 2 forks, shred chicken. Add 1 tbsp butter into pan and return to heat for 1-2 minutes until the butter has made its way through the sauce.

5. Broil nachos on HIGH for 2-3 minutes until cheese has melted.

6. Top nachos with chicken, guacamole, and salsa. Enjoy amigo!

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:8-12