Grilled Chicken Breast With Drunken Black Beans

Course : Grilling
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Serves: 8
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Ingredients:

4 whole chicken breasts, boneless -- skinless
1 large onion -- peeled, sliced
2 cloves garlic -- peeled, minced
3 medium jalapeno chilies -- stems removed, finely chopped
1 bunches fresh cilantro -- washed, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
1/2 cup corn or olive oil
---drunken black beans---
1 pound black turtle beans
1/4 pound smoked bacon -- in medium dice
1/4 pound Mexican chorizo sausage -- skin removed
2 medium onions -- peeled, diced small
1 medium carrot -- peeled, diced small
3 cloves garlic -- peeled, minced
3 medium jalapenos -- stems removed, minced
1 piece smoked ham hock
1/2 tablespoon epazote -- chopped finely
1 bottle dark Mexican beer
2 quarts rich chicken stock
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup tequila
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1 bunch fresh cilantro -- chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice to taste
---smoked tomato ranchero---
3 medium tomatoes -- peeled, seeded, in small dice
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
8 cloves garlic -- peeled
2 medium onions -- peeled, small dice
1 medium carrot -- peeled, small dice
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme -- chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano -- chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
1 piece bay leaf
1 cup veal demi-glace
2 cups rich chicken stock
1/2 cup ancho chili paste
1 small red bell pepper -- roasted, skinned, seeded, small dice
1 small yellow bell pepper -- as above
1 small poblano chili -- seeded, small dice
1 bunches cilantro -- washed,, chopped
1 tablespoons lime juice to taste
1 teaspoon salt to taste
---ancho chile paste---
4 medium ancho chilies -- stem and seeds removed
1 small onion -- peeled, chopped
1 clove garlic -- peeled, chopped
1 medium jalapeno -- chopped
1 medium serrano chili -- chopped
1 medium chipotle chili -- chopped
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 cup rich chicken stock
---tart tomatillo relish---
8 large tomatillos -- husked, in 1/8 inch dice
1/2 medium red bell pepper -- seeded, in 1/8 inch dice
1/2 medium yellow bell pepper -- seeded, in 1/8 inch dice
2 medium jalapenos -- seeds removed, in 1/8 inch dice
2 small shallots -- peeled, in 1/8 inch dice
1 clove garlic -- peeled, minced
4 large limes -- juice of
1 tablespoons maple syrup to taste
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1 cup cotija queso -- (Mexican hard cheese)
 

Preparation / Directions:

Prepare smoker for cold smoke. Place chickens on rack and cold smoke with as little heat as possible for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from smoker and place chickens in a large bowl. Add onion, garlic, chilies, cilantro, pepper, salt and oil to bowl with chickens. Mix to combine. Marinate overnight or at least 8 hours. Prepare grill. Make sure grates are clean and lightly rubbed or brushed with oil. Remove chicken from marinade and place skin side down on hot grill. Cook for 4 minutes. Turn and grill other side for 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from grill and keep warm. Spoon a portion of the Drunken Black Beans in the middle of each warm plate. Surround the beans with a ladle of the Smoked Tomato Ranchero. Place the chicken breast slightly off center in the middle of the plate, showing a small portion of beans. Top each chicken breast with a small spoon of Tart Tomatillo Relish. Sprinkle the middle of each plate with Chateauguay Ques. and Garnish with a large sprig of cilantro. Drunken Black Beans: Place beans onto a large tray and pick through them. Wash beans and set aside. Render fat from bacon in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add chorizo and cook until the sausage is breaking apart, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add onions and carrot and sauté‚ for 3 minutes. Add garlic, jalapenos, ham hock, and epazote and sauté‚ for 1 minute. Add beer and reduce for 3 minutes. Add beans and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Dissolve cornstarch in tequila and stir into boiling chicken stock little by little until mixture is slightly thickened. Reduce heat to a simmer, season with salt, and cook stirring occasionally for 1 hour or until beans are soft. The beans at this stage should be thick. Remove ham hock. Add cilantro and lime juice. Recheck salt seasoning. Smoked Tomato Ranchero: Prepare smoker for cold smoke. Place tomatoes on tray and cold smoke with as little heat as possible for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from smoker and set aside. Preheat oven to 350F. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a small ovenproof sauté‚ pan over medium heat. When hot, add garlic cloves and sauté‚ for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Place in preheated oven and roast for 6 to 8 minutes or until each clove is soft, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from oven. Remove garlic from pan and allow to cool. Set aside until ready to use. Place remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add onions and carrot and sauté‚ for 5 minutes or until onions are golden brown. Add thyme, oregano, cumin, coriander, black peppercorns, and bay leaf and sauté‚ for 1 minute. Add Demi-Glace, chicken stock, and ancho chili paste and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Skim any fat that may have settled on the top. Add smoked tomatoes, roasted garlic, roasted red and yellow bell pepper, and roasted poblano chili. Simmer for 10 minutes to combine flavors. Remove from heat and add cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Ancho Chili Paste: Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into a blender and puree until smooth. Set aside until ready to use. Tart Tomatillo Relish: Mix all ingredients together, then check seasoning.


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