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    Chicken Picado (Like Carlos O’kelly’s)

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    1 hrs

    20 mins

    40 mins

    adopt a greyhound's Note:

    Thank you to Chad Agler from Topeka, Kansas Very delicious Mexican dish. I haven't tried this. Posted for a request.

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    Serves: 4


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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    2. 2
      Prepare Sauce:
    3. 3
      Combine milk, 1 stick of butter, salt, pepper, minced garlic & sour cream in skillet over medium to medium low heat.
    4. 4
      Stir and heat till sauce starts to boil. Transfer sauce to Blender and Puree sauce till smooth. Transfer back to skillet and Continue to heat till boiling.
    5. 5
      Add cornstarch mixture and stir till thickened. Add tomato juice from diced tomatoes and stir. Transfer back to blender to Puree. Cover and set aside.
    6. 6
      Prepare Chicken
    7. 7
      Slice chicken into pieces no bigger than 1”
    8. 8
      Melt ½ stick of butter in skillet over medium heat, Sauté green onions and chicken. Add water and butter to ensure chicken does not crisp or get dry.
    9. 9
      For best results lower temperature, cover and cook slowly. Cook till chicken is completely white.
    10. 10
      Bake The Picado
    11. 11
      On oven safe plates, arrange chicken without allowing pieces to touch each other. (this may take several plates).
    12. 12
      Cover chicken with Picado sauce (3/4 covered)
    13. 13
      Cover entire mixture with heavy layer of Monterey Jack Cheese and Sprinkle diced tomatoes and scallions (green part of green onions sliced thin) over top of cheese.
    14. 14
      Bake in oven at 350 until all cheese is melted completely.
    15. 15
      Remove from oven just before it begins to turn a light golden color.
    16. 16
      Cheese still needs to be white.
    17. 17
      Prepare tortillas during baking (warm in microwave by placing wax paper between each tortilla stacked on a microwave safe plate for 1 – 3 minutes on high – covered)
    18. 18
      Serve fresh and hot from oven.
    19. 19
      Each tortilla should contain 2 – 4 Tsp of Picado
    20. 20
      Add any desired toppings (guacamole, Tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, etc.)
    21. 21
      Many people love this without any additional toppings.
    22. 22
      Roll tortillas and eat.
    23. 23
      Best if served with refried beans (with sausage) and Spanish Rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 27, 2013

      This is not even close to Carlos o Kelly's chicken picado. It is time consuming to make. Did not understand the reason for using the blender twice. Did not see any difference in consistency. It just was not good. It would be easier to go to the restaurant and the taste way better and probably cheaper when all said and done

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    • on February 06, 2012


      This might be really good.... and I am going to try it (didn't want to give it 0 stars but I won't give it 5 either). Carlos O'kelly's chicken picado is not a tomato based entre. There are diced tomatoes but the sauce is a garlic/ butter/ creamy/ cheesy without tomato broth added in. Just had this at the restaurant 2 days ago and it is phenominal. Going to try it without the tomato juice and without the green peppers.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Picado (Like Carlos O’kelly’s)

    Serving Size: 1 (693 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1569.2
    Calories from Fat 1118
    Total Fat 124.2 g
    Saturated Fat 64.9 g
    Cholesterol 416.9 mg
    Sodium 1732.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 5.4 g
    Protein 81.1 g

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