Here’s a Chipotle Chicken Recipe you’ll just love and use again and again. It’s tender, juicy and full of flavor. The spice can be adjusted according to your specific tastes. I’ve portioned out the heat to a medium kick so adjust accordingly by adding or subtracting Chipotle Peppers. I’m using canned Chipotle Peppers with Adobo sauce so the smokey taste will spread further. Marination isn’t necessary but it never hurts if you want to throw this in the refrigerator over night or for even just a half an hour. It’s up to you.
Chipotle Chicken for Tacos & Burrito’s
There are a ton of different ways to use this Chipotle Chicken recipe but my favorite way to put this meat to use is with street style tacos, like the photo above or in a burrito. I even like to have it in a rice bowl, with a lot of other veggies, Tex-Mex style. But if you want to go “fast food” with this Chipotle Chicken, I highly recommend loading a burrito, 7 Layer style, with all the works. I’m talking about rice, beans, cheese, guacamole, lettuce and sour cream. That’s one of my favorite ways to prepare this recipe, Chipotle style Taco Hell. 😉
2 Boneless Chicken Breasts
1 slice of Ham
1 Slice of Fresh Pineapple
1 Slice of Swiss Cheese
1/2 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1/4 inch Oil in the pan for Cooking
Hawaiian Hollandaise Sauce:
4 egg yolks
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
1 tbsp Coconut Cream (Coco Lopez)
In a hot pan set on medium heat, poor 1/4 inch of cooking oil. Cut a horizontal incision on the long side of each Chicken Breast, creating a pocket. Then cut the Pineapple, Ham and Cheese (filling), diagonally, then stack them all together and insert them into the Chicken Pocket, Small point first. Using a tooth pick, fasten the top and bottom of the Chicken Breast over and around the filling. Then Roll the Breast in Bread Crumbs and place top side down first for 3 to 4 minutes. Thin flip over and repeat. Be sure that the chicken is cooked all the way through before serving.
Don’t you love a good Chicken Fried Steak? I use to order it every time I ate at this restaurant in Gillette Wyoming, on my way to Deadwood South Dakota. The Restaurant was Called Humphrey’s if I remember right; had a big Camel as their Logo. If you’re ever going to head up north for Sturgis or to see our Mount Rushmore, I suggest you hit Humphrey’s on the way there. Just about everything on the menu rocks, but I definitely recommend the Chicken Fried Steak.
Cubed steak is the way to go if your going to make Chicken Fried Steak. If you don’t purchase Cube Steak already meshed out and you need to do it your self, just pick up a Bottom Round Roast, slice each piece 1/4 inch thick and use a needling device or a tenderizing sledge hammer to just beat the hell out of it. The 3 1/2 minute Chicken Fried Steak video recipe below will cover everything else, so kick back and enjoy.
Chicken Fried Steak Ingredients:
1 Bottom Round Roast or Cubed Steak (Salt and Peppered)
1 1/2 cups Flour
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 cooking oil
3 tbsp of the seasoned flour
2 cups Chicken Broth or Stock (I used Bouillon)
1/2 cup Milk or Whipping Cream if you’d like it richer
1 tsp Italian Seasoning or Thyme and Oregano
Cut your meat portions and tenderize them. Salt and Pepper Both sides then dredge in the flour first, then in the egg and back in the flour again for a second time. Let each steak rest for 5 minutes before frying. Add oil then the steaks and cook 3 minutes on the first side and 2 to 3 on the second side once you’ve flipped it. Remove the steak and let it rest on a wire rack. Using the same oil, turn your heat to High and add 3 tbsp of the seasoned dredging flour. Sometimes you need to add more oil before stirring in the flour if you’r cooking more than a few steaks. Stir in the flour and make a light tan roux, allowing the flour to absorb the flavor left in the skillet. Add all of the Chicken Broth and bring it to a boil stirring constantly. Then add the milk a little add a time until it thickens. Season with Italian seasoning or Thyme and Oregano. You shouldn’t need salt or pepper because the broth has the saltiness in it and the dredging flour already had pepper. Serve your Chicken Fried Steak with The Country gravy, and Mashed Potatoes if you’ve got them!