Every Sunday after church, we eat lunch at the same place and oftentimes, Andrew gets this chicken with a Poblano Sauce down over it. So, I decided it was time to whip up something similar at home.
The chicken he orders is grilled, but I decided to bake up some Crispy Chicken instead (because our kids love, love, love crispy chicken). You can totally make this sauce and pour it down over grilled chicken…or fish…or a burger…or whatever. Or you can just make the Crispy Chicken and forget the sauce. No matter which way you serve it, I bet you love it.
This recipe serves four.
4 boneless chicken breast halves
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups breadcrumbs or Panko
salt and pepper
1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped into chunks
8 green onions, chopped
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup Pepper Jack or Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with Pam (for easy clean up).
In one shallow dish, lightly beat your two eggs (I use a pie plate). In a second shallow dish, add in your bread crumbs and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
Dip each piece of chicken first in bread crumbs, then in your beaten egg and then back in your breadcrumbs. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the rest of your chicken.
Bake chicken about 20 minutes or until nice and crispy and the juices run clear when pierced with a fork.
To make the poblano sauce, place the pepper, onions and stock in either your food processor or your blender and pulse until blended (I left it just a little chunky for texture). Pour the mixture into a small sauce pan and bring it to a simmer over medium-high heat. Once it’s nice and a little bubbly, stir in your cheese. Heat until just melted.
Remove the Crispy Chicken from the oven and pour the poblano sauce down over the top. You can also garnish with a few extra green onions if you like.
So yummy! Poblano peppers are not too spicy, so your kiddos should be able to enjoy the sauce too (especially since you remove the seeds from the pepper).
One recipe, two little methods…dinner is done.