Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Sometimes, long after the kids are in bed, I halve this recipe for hubby and myself, and we dip and eat in front of the TV. It's a great way to have dinner every so often.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 green bell peppers, chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 cups prepared chunky salsa
- 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 3 cups grated monterey jack cheese
- sour cream
- 1 spring onion, sliced thin (optional)
- warm corn tortillas or nacho corn chips
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Butter 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
- Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion, garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper and saute until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes.
- Add bell pepper and jalapenos and saute until soft, about 4 minutes.
- Transfer to bowl using slotted spoon.
- Add chicken to skillet and cook until opaque, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes.
- Add onion mixture to chicken and stir to combine well.
- Transfer to prepared baking dish.
- Pour salsa over.
- Top with cheeses.
- Cover and bake until cheese melts, about 10 minutes.
- Dollop with sour cream, sprinkle with green onion and serve immediately.
DELICIOUS!! It had just the right amount of spices & peppers to give the dip a kick without making you run for a glass of milk. I used my homemade salsa & will strain it next time as I found the bottom layer had too much liquid. I would also leave the cheeses unmelted. Thanx Evelyn!
I've made this a dozen times and we just love it! I think every recipe should be made the first time exactly as submited, and I wouldn't change a thing. I must confess though I've made it with Tex Mex cheese blend because that is what I had on hand, and it was really good as well. Thanks for sharing this one!!
I have no idea what went wrong with this, but made it to take to Mom's on Christmas day. I started smelling something and kept asking my 25 year old son, if he smelled anything. We kept looking and then found out it was the dip! Had to pitch it and believe me, with all the ingredients, it was an expensive experiment. I'm sorry! I don't know what happened, followed the recipe to a "T" (except adding an extra clove of garlic). I don't know if I will be brave enough to try it again, or not.