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Breasts of Chicken in Pipian Sauce

Recipe from: A1 Hot Food Group

½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon new Mexico red chile powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 4 to 6 ounces each
3 tablespoon olive oil, divided use
¼ cup water
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup chicken stock
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon salt
1 large ancho chile, stemmed
1 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix the flour, red chile powder, and pepper together and dredge the chicken in the flour mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in an oven-proof pan and sauté the chicken until just brown. Remove the chicken and put aside. Pour the water into the pan, add the onions and garlic and cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes until the onions are clear. Spoon the onions, garlic, and pan juices into a blender, add the rest of the ingredients and remaining tablespoon oil; blend. Return the chicken breasts to the pan and pour the pipian sauce over the chicken. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

To toast pumpkin seeds, spread the seeds on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 325°F for 10 minutes or until the seeds are lightly toasted.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve with rice and Papaya Salsa.

Papaya Salsa

1 medium papaya, ripe
1 medium jalapeño pepper
2 tablespoon Vidalia onion, minced
½ lime
kosher salt
habanero hot sauce

Rinse the ripe papaya and dry with a paper towel. Cut the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds. Discard the seeds, although they are edible. Peel the papaya and chop into small pieces. Add the ¾ cup of the papaya in a medium bowl. Rinse the jalapeño next and dry it. Hold the stem with your left hand, upright on the cutting board, and remove the flesh from the pepper carefully. Leave the seed pod inside. Mince the pepper, yielding almost a tablespoon, and add it to the bowl with the papaya. Add the onion, a pinch of salt, and a squeeze of the lime to the bowl. Stir and set this aside for about 30 minutes to meld the flavors. Add some habanero hot sauce to taste.

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