Recipe by Pianolady
This is a delicious recipe I got from Michelle Urvater of Food Network. Something very different from our regular fare, that we really enjoy! I don't always use plain AND smoked chicken -- but often use all plain. The smoked chicken does add a special touch to this dish, however.
- 2 medium onions, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄4 cup of canned green chili, chopped
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons unsalted dry roasted peanuts
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground oregano
- 2 teaspoons of ground chili powder (I use a little less than 2 tsp.)
- 1⁄4 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast half, cut into 2 inch long by 1/3 inch strips
- 1⁄2 lb smoked skinless chicken breast, cut into 2 inch long by 1/3 inch strips
- 1⁄2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, grated or cut into fine pieces
- 8 large flour tortillas
- sour cream, to taste
- chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Saute the onions and garlic in the oil for about 10 minutes until tender.
- Add the tomatoes, chicken broth and green chiles and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Meanwhile, in a dry iron skillet toast the sesame seeds and peanuts for a few minutes or until they begin to smell roasted; then add the cinnamon, cloves, cumin, oregano and chile powder and toast for just a few seconds.
- Remove and cool slightly, and then puree in a food processor or blender with the raisins to form a paste.
- Add the"plain" chicken to the sauce and simmer 3 minutes to cook through; then add the smoked chicken and simmer another 3 minutes to warm through.
- Add the chocolate and simmer a minute until melted.
- Stir in the paste and simmer until thickened.
- Meanwhile, warm the tortillas in the oven.
- To assemble: Put some spoonfuls of chicken and sauce in the middle of a warm tortilla and roll up.
- Top with sour cream (and cilantro, if desired).