Mexican chicken breasts
Mexican cuisine is very popular all over the world, although it is clear that there is nothing like trying a dish in its place of origin. Even so, we can also make them at home, although it is necessary to make some adaptations with the ingredients that we have most at hand.
Chicken is a classic food in all the kitchens of the world. Each country and each cuisine prepare it in its own way and with local traditional ingredients. Many of the typical and even conventional Mexican dishes are based on chicken, such as tinga, tamales, and enchiladas.
Let’s check this easy and quick recipe to cook delicious and nutritious grilled chicken breasts with Mexican-style sauce. Give some color and spice to chicken breasts and follow this simple guide.
Ingredients to make Mexican chicken breasts:
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 4 units of ripe tomatoes
- 3 units of jalapeno peppers
- ¼ onion unit
- 1 bunch of coriander
- 1 jet of oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 pinch of salt
How to cook Mexican chicken breasts?
To make the Mexican chicken breasts, prepare by separating the chicken and the sauce. Start by cooking the chicken in water with garlic and a piece of onion. Separately, cook the tomatoes with the chiles and then use them to make the sauce.
When the breasts are completely cooked, remove them from the pot, drain and cut into medium squares or thick strips, whichever is easier. Then, fry the chicken pieces with oil and salt in a pan. Cook until golden brown to taste and reserve.
Now, let’s prepare the Mexican-style sauce. Retrieve the previously cooked tomatoes and chiles and grind together with the onion, garlic, and salt. You can use a blender, a food processor, or any other similar instrument. Mix until you get a more or less regular sauce.
Pour the sauce into a frying pan with a little oil and add the chicken pieces, make sure that the sauce covers all the meat or that it is well impregnated. Heat with a little oil and coriander branches, let cook for about 15 minutes over medium heat.
What is it served with and with what drink?
Enjoy the Mexican-style chicken breasts piping hot, served with white rice, and decorated with coriander or mint leaves. Rice preparation varies from region to region. You can also use chicken broth instead of water, or chicken cubes dissolved in water, but then your rice won’t be white.
You can save your time if you know how to make rice in the microwave.
Mexican cuisine is diverse, complex, and in most cases spicy, which is why most people assume that with a good Mexican dish, the best thing is always a very refreshing beer to reduce the spiciness.