Wednesday, January 13, 2010

An Old Favorite: Green Chili Chicken

Years ago (eons?) I happened across this recipe on a Foster Farms whole chicken wrapper.  Before ripping open the plastic wrapper to cut up the chicken, I'd often give the printed recipe on each package a quick scan to see if it sounded good.  Not only did this one catch my eye, but it's stayed a family favorite all this time.  Now I make it with chicken thighs, instead of a whole chicken.
Times have changed!

Green Chili Chicken from Foster Farms

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs  (smallish)                        
2 tsp. chili powder                                                                
1/2-1/4 tsp. red pepper (according to taste)                         
1 tsp. ground cumin                                                              
1 tsp. salt                                                                             
1 Tbsp. oil                                                                          
2 garlic cloves pressed
1/2 C. finely diced onion
1 4oz. can green chilis
1 C. chicken broth
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. water
1/2 C. sour cream

Rub outside of chicken with first 4 ingredients--mixed.  Let sit for 20 minutes, if you wish.  Heat oil in dutch oven, brown chicken on both sides.  Add garlic, onion, chilies and broth.
Cover and simmer 35 - 45 minutes.
Remove chicken to platter, draining juices back into pan.  Skim fat from sauce in pan.  Blend together flour and water, stir into sauce.  Cook, stirring constantly until thickened.  Remove from heat.
Stir in sour cream.
Serve with rice.


Unknown said...

Thank you for posting this. I made it years ago and lost the recipe and can't find one chicken with it on the back. Even went to thier site and coukdnt find it. Thanks

KandN said...

Glad you hung in there and found my post. :-)
By the way, have you ever had the rice dish with green chilies, sour cream and Monterey Jack cheese? So good!

Anonymous said...

thanks i was looking for this on foster farms website it wasn't there and i found you ..i used to make this all the time..makin' it tonight...cheers

KandN said...

This combo never gets old! Even makes tasty chicken wings.

Unknown said...

I found this on the chicken package, I use thighs, this is my family's all time favorite chicken dish, I'm asked to make it all the time. Very delish. I also add sweet peas. yummy !!!!!

KandN said...

There are times when I seriously think about pre-blending the spice mix for other things. We made this with wings once, but roasted the wings rather than browned in a pan.