caliente fiesta chicken

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  • add   white parts of green onion, cut into flowers
  • add   cilantro sprigs
  • add   Avocado Butter: recipe follows
  • add   1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • add   Caliente Fiesta Sauce: recipe follows
  • add   1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • add   1 tablespoon minced green onion, white and green parts included
  • add   1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilies, drained
  • add   1 1/3 cup shredded reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • add   4 (7-8 inch) flour tortillas
  • add   1 tablespoon original blend salt-free herb and spice seasoning, divided
  • add   4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves


  1. Place chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap and gently pound to 1/4-inch thickness. Arrange tortillas on large baking sheet. In medium bowl, mix together cheese, chilies and onion. Divide mixture and spread on tortillas. Bake in 350° F. oven about 10 minutes or until bubbly and light brown around edges. In large nonstick frypan, place oil and heat to medium high temperature. Add chicken; sprinkle with 1/2 of herb seasoning and cook about 3 minutes or until brown. Turn and sprinkle remaining herb seasoning on chicken; cook an additional 3 minutes or until brown and fork can be inserted in chicken with ease. Place 1 piece of chicken on each tortilla. In same frypan, place Caliente Fiesta Sauce and heat through. Spoon 1/4 of Caliente Fiesta Sauce over center of each chicken breast and sprinkle with cilantro. Pipe or spoon Avocado Butter in the center of sauce. Garnish each with cilantro sprigs and onion flowers. Makes 4 servings.Caliente Fiesta Sauce: In food processor or blender container, place 1/2 cup drained bottle red peppers and 2 tablespoons mild bottled red taco sauce. Process until pureed. Pour into small bowl and stir in 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil.Avocado Butter: In small bowl, mash 1 small seeded and peeled ripe avocado. Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Spoon mixture into pastry bag with large star tip or cover bowl with plastic wrap and drop by spoonfuls at serving time.

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