Monday, January 25, 2010

Cilantro Chicken

Just imagine the sauce from Cafe Rio!!
The marinade for this is the exact same, I promise.

Marinade for chicken:
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped fine
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
4 Tbs salsa verde (green salsa)
2 cloves garlic pressed
1/2 t Tobasco sauce
juice of one lime
put in a blender (I used my cuisinart small blender)

reserve some for dipping!

Pour marinade over chicken, 3-4 breasts
I used chicken tenders.
In heavy skillet add 1 Tbs oil and saute until cooked.
Shred the chicken on cutting board and place back in skillet.

Lime Rice
1 Cup uncooked rice
1 t butter
2 cloves garlic, pressed
zest of half a lime
juice of half a lime
1 T chopped cilantro (if desired)
2 Cups chicken broth

Boil broth with all ingredients, then add rice when boiling.
Reduce to simmer and cook 15-20 minutes.

You MUST use the uncooked tortillas, they are the absolute best.
Just place in medium skillet and cook on both sides. They are chewy and delicious.
you will feel like you are eating @ Cafe Rio.
Then with left over tortillas put butter and cinnamon sugar for dessert!

Best thing I have made in a LONG time. So good I made it two nights apart.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu

4-6 chicken breasts, pounded thin
ham slices
swiss cheese
bread crumbs
8 oz sour cream
1 can cream of chicken
extra swiss chese

lay out your chicken and sprinkle with dried thyme and S&P. Lay a slice of ham, then swiss cheese on top. Roll up and tooth pick together, then roll in bread crumbs. Line all in baking dish. Combine sour cream, cream of chicken and break up swiss cheese into pieces, microwave this slightly to melt cheese. Pour over top. The sauce is what makes this dish!
Like what they serve @ Chef's Table. YUMMY! And so easy.
Bake at 350 for an hour.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Spinach Artichoke Dip

1 and 1/2 8 oz bricks of cream cheese
1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1 pkg creamed spinach, thawed
shredded mozzarella cheese
shredded parmesan cheese
a dash of salt
fresh cracked pepper

spread in baking dish, sprinkle with more parmesan cheese and bake
@ 350 40 minutes