Chicken Simmered in Red Chile Sauce

Recipe by justcallmetoni
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Heat olive oil in frying pan and brown chicken breasts on both sides.
  • Remove from pan and place in oven proof baking dish.
  • Open dried chiles, remove and discard seeds and stem.
  • (Seeds are removed to prevent burning) Cut chiles into pieces.
  • Melt butter in frying pan.
  • Lightly sauté chiles in butter.
  • Add chopped onions and garlic.
  • Tear tortillas into pieces and add to pan.
  • (The tortillas help to thicken sauce.) Sauté until ingredients are lightly browned.
  • Add chicken stock and salt and simmer until ingredients are soft.
  • Remove from heat and cool sauce to room temperature.
  • Transfer cooled sauce to blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour sauce over chicken breasts.
  • Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is done.
  • Remove from oven, top with shredded jack cheese and garnish with sprigs of cilantro.
  • Bake a few additional minutes to melt cheese if necessary.
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