Saturday, June 9, 2007


This has to be simplest dinner ever. Seriously. It's just cooked chicken, red onion, a can of green chiles, two jars of salsa, and some tortilla chips with melted monterey jack. Garnished with sour cream and cilantro. It's pretty good for how simple it is. Definitely get unsalted chips. I didn't, and it's really, really salty. And it might be a good idea to get a decent salsa, instead of the $1 a jar generic that I bought.

Chicken Chaquiles
2 tsp canola oil
1 1/2 cups chopped red onion, divided
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
3 cups purchased medium-hot salsa with chipotles and garlic (from about two 16-ounce jars)
4 cups unsalted tortilla chips
1 cup shredded monterey jack
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Low fat sour cream

Preheat oven to 450°F. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large ovenproof skillet. Add 11/4 cups onion; sauté until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add turkey and chiles; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in salsa; simmer until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in chips. Sprinkle with cheese. Place skillet in oven; bake just until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup onion and cilantro; top with sour cream and serve.

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