Grilled Chicken With Calabacitas

Course : Chicken
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

2 medium free-range chickens -- 3 1/2 lbs. each, cut up
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic chopped
2 teaspoons chile powder
---CALABACITAS---
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium white onion -- diced
1 tablespoon garlic chopped
3 medium yellow squash -- diced
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 small red bell pepper -- roasted, peeled, seeded, and cut in strips
1 small green bell pepper -- roasted, peeled, seeded, and cut in strips
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup cream
2 tablespoons fresh marjoram -- chopped
1 teaspoon salt and pepper -- to taste
2 tablespoons monterey jack cheese
2 tablespoons cheddar cheese
---TOMATO-PEPPER RELISH---
3 medium red bell peppers -- seeded, and chopped
2 small tomatoes -- chopped
1 bunch cilantro -- coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon garlic chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium lime -- juice of
1 teaspoon salt and pepper -- to taste
 

Preparation / Directions:

Rub the chicken with the oil and garlic, and sprinkle with chile powder. Grill over a medium-hot fire or bake until the juices run clear. For the calabacitas, heat the oil in a large skillet and saute the onion and garlic until soft. Add the squash, corn, and peppers and saute lightly. Add the wine, stirring to deglaze the bottom of the pan, and simmer until the vegetables are tender. Add the cream, marjoram, salt, and pepper and cook until the cream is slightly reduced. Add cheese to thicken. If the calabacitas is ready before the chicken, keep it warm, or reheat gently at serving time. Combine the Tomato-Pepper Relish ingredients and mix well. Divide the calabacitas among the plates and serve the grilled chicken on top. Garnish with the relish. Notes: Calabacitas literally means squash, particularly zucchini and other summer squashes; but when it appears on a menu it means a concoction that includes much more than just squash. It's delicious as a side dish for any grilled or roasted fowl or mea

 

Nutritional Information:

317 Calories (kcal); 27g Total Fat; (75% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 22mg Cholesterol; 44mg Sodium


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