Monday, January 14, 2013

Cooking Your Way Through Pintrest: Chilaquiles

not always as easy as it looks


I'm starting a new section on the blog called Cooking Your Way Through Pintrest!  Pretty much everything on Pintrest looks mouth watering, but sometimes the beautiful pictures can eclipse complicated techniques and expensive ingredients.  Or sometimes, the picture just looks better than the food actually tastes.  So, I'm doing the dirty work for you and finding out what's easy to make and what's possible to make on a relatively modest budget.  First up are chilaquiles adapted from Spoon Fork Bacon.  For more tried and true recipes, check out my board Things I've Made & Liked on Pintrest.

Ingredients
makes one 10 inch skillet

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 1/2 tbsp chives
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
2 cups prepared salsa
1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
14-15 ounces yellow corn tortilla chips
4 eggs
2 chicken breasts
salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Cowboy seasoning to taste

garnishes:
colby jack cheese (we improvised because Publix didn't have any queso fresco)
cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
hot sauce

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.

 Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a pinch of Cowboy seasoning.  Cook as desired and set aside. (We just used a Foreman.)

Place oil in a heavy bottom skillet and place over medium-high heat.

Sauté chives and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and continue to sauté for 2 minutes.

Stir in green chiles and continue to sauté for 2 minutes. Add salsa and broth, and stir together.

Bring mixture to a boil and begin adding tortilla chips, a handful at a time, folding gently to coat every chip. Allow chips to soak up some liquid before adding more.

Repeat until all chips have been added and evenly mixed. Season with salt and pepper, and gently fold together.

Crack eggs atop mixture, place in oven, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed and eggs have set.

Top with cheese and chicken.  Pop back in the oven for another minute or so until the cheese has melted.

Sprinkle the cilantro on top and serve immediately.  Add hot sauce!

Best served with:
Drink pairing: strawberry daiquiris
Film paring: Raising Arizona 



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