Creamy Chicken and Green Chilies has a thickened scratch chicken sauce with a little green chile heat.
The Sauce: White Chicken Gravy – Made with milk rather than chicken stock, this is a creamy chicken gravy. It’s the base sauce used to build Chicken with Green Chilies.
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I broke up with Cambell’s
Cambell’s Soup Company garnered product loyalty from me years ago. With a busy family of four young children, I made this dish many times with a can of Cream of Chicken Soup. Looking back I wish I’d made it from scratch because it only takes 5 more minutes and you guessed it, worth it. Now Campbell’s and me, we’re just acquaintances.
I recently came across a new, well new to me, spice called New Mexican Green Chile Powder. It’s made from 100% dried, ground green chile peppers. You can’t easily find it in stores, at least where I live so I ordered it online from Oaktown Spice Shop. It just arrived earlier this week and the moment I unscrewed the jar that green chile fragrance wafted into the room. It’s going to be fun to experiment with in sauces and dishes. Maybe I’ll try it with some sour cream and mayo drizzled on fish tacos.
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Recipe: Creamy Chicken and Green Chilies
Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Yield: 4-5 Servings | Level: Easy
- 2 large boneless chicken breasts halves
- freshly ground pepper
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 2 tsp chicken soup base
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 4-oz can diced roasted green chilies
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, 4 oz
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- steamed rice
Special Equipment – large skillet
2 Heat a large skillet with olive oil and butter on medium heat. Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through. Remove to a plate.
3 Combine chicken base with oil, butter and brown bits. Whisk in flour. Cook for 1 minute, then take off the heat.
4 Slowly whisk in milk until the sauce is smooth. Place back on the heat and stir until it comes to a boil and thickens.
6 Serve over steamed rice.
Use 2 cups of chicken breast meat from a rotisserie chicken.
When you cook the chicken breasts in the skillet you add more flavor to the dish.
Place the milk in the microwave for 30-45 seconds to take the chill off while the chicken is cooking. This will shorten the time it takes to thicken the sauce.
Reduce the fat in this dish by making it with skim milk and reduced fat sour cream.
Place the rice in the rice cooker to steam while you cook Creamy Chicken with Green Chilies.
Serve this dish over noodles, pasta or brown rice.
- Exchange chicken soup base paste for chicken bouillon granules.
- Exchange chicken for turkey.
- Exchange white pepper for 1/4 tsp of black pepper.
- Exchange cheddar for Monterey Jack or Colby.
Inspiration – Helen Horton
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Chicken and Green Chilies
Written by Helen Horton
Photography and Styling by Helen Horton
Updated: September 17, 2013