Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo ~

I love Mexican food, so you can bet I won't miss a chance to cook up something yummy on Cinco de Mayo. Yesterday I made fresh homemade Salsa and Chicken Chimies. They were so good and will be a regular on our menu now. First, for the Salsa, I chopped up 4 vine-ripe tomatoes, 1/2 red onion, 3 T cilantro, and a couple cloves of garlic.

I added a couple tablespoons of lime juice, and garlic salt, chili powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes to taste. The tasting is the best part. Cover and let sit for a couple of hours for the flavors to blend.
Serve with chips and over your Chicken Chimies.
Cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I usually boil mine. When they are cool, shred with forks and add to a pan with a couple tablespoons of butter. Season with garlic salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder. Cook for about 5 minutes.
On a warm flour tortilla put some of the chicken and some cheese. Roll up burrito style and set aside. In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of oil. Over medium heat add the chimies and cook until lightly browned on all sides. This doesn't take long. Put on a pan in a 300' oven to keep warm until time to serve.
We had ours over a bed of lettuce with the homemade salsa and guacamole. Yes, it did taste as good as it looks.

1 comment:

  1. Those look so yummy, I just might have to give them a try. I am also finally glad to have an easy salsa recipe. Thanks, sis!