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Acapulco Chicken (En Escabeche)


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2cupchicken broth, unsalted, defatted
1tablespoonolive oil
2teaspooncumin, ground
2tablespoonspickling spice
1/2eachred bell pepper, sliced
1poundchicken breast, halves boneless, skinless
1/2eachyellow bell pepper, sliced
2tablespoonsjalapeno pepper, minced with seeds
1mediumonion, halved, thinly sliced
1/3cuprice wine vinegar
1/4cupcilantro, leaves, fresh
3tablespoonsgarlic, cloves, minced


Use baked (no oil) tortilla chips.

Boil broth and pickling spice in heavy large saucepan ten minutes. Strain and return liquid to saucepan. Add chicken, onion, vinegar, garlic, oil and cumin to pan. Simmer over very low heat until chicken is just cooked through, about ten minutes.

Transfer chicken and onions to shallow dish. Top with bell peppers and minced jalapeno. Boil cooking liquid until reduced to 2/3 c, about ten minutes.

Pour liquid over chicken and let cool 30 minutes. Add cilantro to chicken mixture. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, turning chicken occasionally, about 4 hours (can be prepared one day ahead). Slice chicken and transfer to plates.

Top with marinated vegetables and some of the juices.

130 calories per serving, 4 g fat, 72 mg sodium, 44 mg cholesterol. From

Makes 6 servings

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