Chipotle Chili Baked Chicken

Chipotle Chili Baked ChickenAnother meal for one, this time a bone in chicken breast slowly baked in a chipotle chili based tomato sauce.

This dish won’t melt your face off but it will catch your attention with the spice level.

Ingredients

  • ½ of a bone in chicken breast, skin removed
  • 1 398ml can of Aurora brand cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, cored seeds removed and sliced into rings
  • ¼ cup chopped sweet red and green pepper each
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ tsp dried cilantro
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

Method

  • Preheat over to 350F
  • Place chicken bone side down in medium sized glass baking dish coated with vegetable spray
  • Place all other ingredients in mixing bowl and combine well. Pour over the chicken and place in oven on middle rack.
  • Bake for 1 hour then give a gentle stir, reduce heat to 200F and continue baking for approx. 15-20 minutes. Check frequently, what you want is to reduce the amount of liquid until isn’t runny but will spoon over nicely your side dish and the chicken itself.
  • Remove from heat, serve over rice with re-fried beans or whatever.

I sprinkled some shredded mozzarella over the sauce, Monterey Jack or something similar would work too. Made a  nice gooey counterpoint to the zippy tomato sauce.

Author: Jamie Stewart

Currently and quite possibly permanently living in the beautiful Comox Valley, Vancouver Island BC. I had spent many years living in Halifax but decided to opt for a milder climate a few years ago and wrangled a move here. I'm 54 years old and have been living with a spinal cord injury for almost 19 years now. As a result of that injury I am paraplegic, a definition I am not always comfortable with. I don't like being defined by what physical limitations I may have but I also don't get bent out of shape about it. Changing public perception of physical disabilities is a long process, one I have embraced and participated in through several volunteer programs over the years. I am an avid sailor (without a boat) and as retirement looms (yes I have continued working full time since recovering from the initial injury), I am pondering how to fill my time in a meaningful way. Traveling more, see the sights of this great country is high on my list. Increasing my involvement in volunteer programs that benefit the physically disabled and just simply trying to enjoy what life has to offer are my goals.