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Slow Cooked Chipotle Chicken

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Chipotle chile peppers add a delicious smokey and spicy flavour depth to this dish is both warming and satisfying.

 
 
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Serves
6 servings
 
 
Mazola®
 
 
Ingredients
 
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
3 tablespoons Mazola® Corn, Canola OR Vegetable Oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 individual chipotle chile peppers, canned in adobo sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped fresh cilantro, optional
 
 
Instructions
 

Pat chicken dry using paper towels.  Cut chicken breasts into 2 to 3 ounce portions; add to 6-quart slow cooker.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add onions and cook for 5 to 8 minutes until tender and beginning to brown.  Reduce heat and add garlic;  cook for 1 minute.  Transfer onion mixture to electric blender or food processor.  Add chipotle chilies and chicken broth.  Puree until smooth.  Pour over chicken in slow cooker; cover.  Cook for 2 to 3 hours on HIGH, stirring once, cooking until chicken is tender and at least 170°F.

Whisk together sour cream and cream cheese until smooth.  Stir into chicken mixture.  Season with salt and pepper if desired.  Continue cooking for 15 to 20 minutes on LOW or until heated through. 

Delicious served with rice, black beans, vegetables and warm corn tortillas.  Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Recipe Note:  Canned "Chipotle Chile Peppers in Adobo Sauce" can be found in the Latin/Hispanic section of most grocery stores.  Adjust spiciness by adding more or less of the peppers and sauce.

 
Total Time
 
Slow Cook Time 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours on HIGH
 
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