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Caliente Fiesta Chicken recipe

Spicy, south-of-the-border-style chickenbreasts served atop cheesy flour tortillas with a drizzle ofCaliente Fiesta Chicken and a garnish of Avocado Butter.

Recipe: Caliente Fiesta Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves4 (7 to 8-inch) flour tortillas1 1/3 cup shredded reduced fat MontereyJack cheese
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies, drained
1 tablespoon minced green onion, white and green parts included1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon original blend salt-free herb and spice seasoning- divided use
Caliente Fiesta Sauce (recipe follows)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Avocado Butter (recipe follows)
Cilantro sprigs
White parts of green onion, cut into flowers for garnish

  • Place chicken between two pieces of plasticwrap and gently pound to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Arrange tortillas on large baking sheet.
  • In medium bowl, mix together cheese, chiliesand onion. Divide mixture and spread on tortillas. Bake in 350°F(175°C) oven about 10 minutes or until bubbly and light brownaround edges.
  • Meanwhile, in large nonstick frypan, placeoil and heat to medium high temperature. Add chicken; sprinklewith 1/2 of herb seasoning and cook about 3 minutes or untilbrown. Turn and sprinkle remaining herb seasoning on chicken;cook an additional 3 minutes or until brown and fork can be insertedin chicken with ease.
  • Place 1 piece of chicken on each tortilla.
  • In same frypan, place Caliente FiestaSauce and heat through.
  • Spoon 1/4 of Caliente Fiesta Sauce overcenter of each chicken breast and sprinkle with cilantro. Pipeor spoon Avocado Butter in the center of sauce. Garnish eachwith cilantro sprigs and onion flowers.

    Makes 4 servings.

    Caliente Fiesta Sauce: In food processor or blender container, place1/2 cup drained canned roasted red peppers and 2 tablespoonsmild bottled red taco sauce. Process until pureed. Pour intosmall bowl and stir in 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil.

    Avocado Butter:In small bowl, mash 1 small seeded and peeled ripe avocado. Add1 teaspoon lemon juice. Spoon mixture into pastry bag with largestar tip or cover bowl with plastic wrap and drop by spoonfulsat serving time.

    Recipe provided courtesy of the NationalChicken Council. Used with permission.

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