We add smoky Mexican pork chorizo, quickly seared, to a fresh tomato salsa for a little extra heat. Chicken breast halves cook in the chorizo drippings for even more flavor.
2 ounces Mexican pork chorizo
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
1 cup chopped seeded tomato
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
2 ounces queso fresco, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
How to Make It
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chorizo to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Place chorizo in a bowl (do not wipe out pan). Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt, black pepper, and cumin seeds. Add oil to drippings in pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan.
Add tomato to pan; cook 3 minutes. Add tomato, cilantro, onion, juice, and jalapeño to chorizo, stirring to combine. Place 1 chicken breast half on each of 4 plates; top with 2 tablespoons chorizo mixture and 2 tablespoons cheese.
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This recipe was very good and flavorful. It came up as a dinner option on the Cooking Light Diet plan and I was glad I chose it. My family suggested slicing the chicken and putting it in a tortilla the next time I make it but I thought it was perfect as-is.
This is a fast, easy weeknight dish that comes together quickly and is very flexible in terms of ingredients on hand (Don't have queso fresco? Do as another reviewer said and sub Feta. No fresh Jalapeño? Sub any moderately spicy pepper, use a bit of canned, chopped chile or even a pinch of Cayenne). As is, this is a favorite in our household - we make it a few times each month. Goodbye boring chicken breasts, hello flavor party in your mouth!
My husband and I absolutely love this recipe! I make it at least once every couple of weeks. It's super simple to make, and the flavors are tremendously delicious! Definitely one of my top 5 recipes to make!