Cheese

Jalapeño Smothered Chorizo Chicken

October 12, 2020
0 Ratings
Photo by marvelous munch
Author Notes

This summer we had quite the abundance of jalapeño peppers from our garden and what better to make than Jalapeño Smothered Chorizo Chicken with them. This dish has such a powerful burst of fresh flavor, you won’t be able to put your fork down. Jalapeño in the name might throw you off and think this recipe is overly spicy and that you wouldn’t enjoy it. I am here to tell you that is not the case. The monterey jack cheese takes the edge off and baking the chicken helps burn off some of the kick. So turn that oven on and get cooking! —marvelous munch

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Cook time 35 minutes
  • Serves 2 people
Ingredients
  • Jalapeno Sauce
  • 4 jalapeños
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped roughly
  • 3 green onions stems cut off
  • 2 hatch chilis
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Smothered Chorizo Chicken
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 pound chorizo
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Add all Jalapeño Sauce ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°
  3. Cook the chorizo on the stove until completely cooked and drain the grease
  4. Take the chicken breasts and slice a deep cut into the side of the chicken breasts to create a pocket to stuff the chicken
  5. Stuff the chorizo and shredded monterey jack cheese into the pockets of the chicken
  6. Smother the stuffed chicken with the jalapeno sauce
  7. On a racked baking sheet add the jalapeno smothered chorizo chicken and add more jalapeno sauce on top
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, flip the chicken and add more sauce on top
  9. Bake for another 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°
  10. Remove from oven and serve with yellow rice and sauted veggies!

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