picante pollo a la mexicana(spicy mexican chicken)

By Michael Hall
from Goodland, IN

This Spicy Chicken dish is a feast for the taste buds. It is easy to prepare and brings a lot of flavor and flair to a weeknight dinner. I did my best to recreate the flavors from one of my favorite dishes from one of my favorite Mexican restaraunts and I think I nailed it. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

serves 2
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For picante pollo a la mexicana(spicy mexican chicken)

  • 2 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken breast (butterflied and flattened thinly with mallet)
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 10 oz
    1 can red enchilada sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    cumin
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 4 md
    fresh jalapenos, seeded and julienned
  • 1 md
    white onion, halved and sliced
  • 2-3
    roma tomatoes, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make picante pollo a la mexicana(spicy mexican chicken)

  • 1
    Butterly and flatten chicken breast, between two pcs. of heavy plastic wrap, about an 1/8" - 1/4" thick.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl add the Enchilada sauce, chili powder, onion powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Mix to combine. Add the sauce and chicken pieces to a large Ziplock bag and seal removing as much air as possible.
  • 3
    Put chicken in refrigerator and leave for a minimum of 2 hours, or longer.
  • 4
    Remove chicken from refrigerator and cut up vegetables.
  • 5
    Heat a large iron skillet over med/high heat and add oil. When oil gets a nice sheen, remove chicken from marinade and add directly into hot pan. Reserve Marinade.
  • 6
    Cook chicken thouroughly, about 4 minutes per side, and season with salt and pepper.
  • 7
    Add vegetables to pan and cook until softened or al dente. If pan becomes to dry, turn down heat and add some of the reserved marinade.
  • 8
    Serve Hot chicken with vegetables over top.
  • 9
    Serve with all your favorite Mexican Sides such as Guacamole, Pico, Refried Beans, Rice, Cilantro and some Lime wedges.

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