Mexican Style Chicken Parmesan
We love mashup recipes. It is fun and creative to blend ingredients from multiple cultures into a singular dish. The results may often surprise you. Ask yourself – how might the Japanese prepare this particular Mexican dish? Or how might the Cajuns prepare this Chinese recipe? Here, we asked – how might the Mexicans or Southwestern U.S. prepare a chicken parmesan? Here is one tasty result. How would you prepare it?
Mexican Style Chicken Parmesan Recipe
- 4 6-ounce chicken breasts
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
- 2-3 garlic cloves chopped
- 2 chipotles in adobe sauce chopped
- 1 tablespoon masa
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 16 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons Mexican oregano
- 3 ounces cooked chorizo
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cooked pasta to serve
- Parmesan cheese to serve
- Heat a large deep pan to medium heat with a dash of olive oil.
- Season the chicken with salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon chili powder. Sear the chicken in the pan about 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside for later.
- To the same heated pan add the onion and jalapeno and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and cook about 1 minute, or until garlic becomes fragrant.
- Transfer onion, jalapeno and garlic to a food processor. Add chipotle peppers and a couple tablespoons of the tomato sauce. Process until smooth. Set aside.
- To the same heated pan, add the chorizo and cook about 5 minutes or until the chorizo is cooked through.
- To the pan, add masa and mix to form a roux with the chorizo oils. Cook about 2 minutes, or until roux becomes nutty brown.
- Add chicken stock and mix. Bring to a simmer.
- Add remaining tomato sauce, contents of the food processor, tomato paste, Mexican oregano and 1 tablespoon chili powder. Mix well and simmer at least 20 minutes. Simmer longer for developed flavors.
- Add chicken to simmering sauce. Cover each breast with the sauce to immerse them.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
- Serve over pasta with Parmesan cheese sprinkled over top.