Creamy Chipotle Chicken Breast

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Say hello to one of your next favorite recipes, Creamy Chipotle Chicken Breast! I am always trying to make new recipes that take less time to make but can still satisfy my Mexican taste buds, and I’m also always wanting to try new things and maybe get out of my comfort zone a little. All this meant that I was very excited when I came up with this new delicious way to prepare chicken breasts using a brand of premium products that I’ve trusted for years.

This Creamy Chipotle Chicken Breast recipe is easy to make, just takes a few minutes to be ready, and renders a delicious and beautiful looking meal for the whole family. As a matter of fact, it was a hit with my guys here at home, and it had me licking the frying pan, literally!

Mango Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca de Mango

Mango Agua Fresca Recipe Mexican

If you live in the USA and make this “Agua Fresca de Mango”, you will probably end up using mangos from Mexico. This is because most of the mangos sold in American supermarkets come from Mexico, a major mango producer. In fact, 23 of the 31 states in Mexico produce mangos! Other countries that have large productions of mangos are India, China, and the Philippines.

We love to eat mangos just by themselves when ripe, but we also use them to make desserts, preserves, salads, and drinks, like this Mango agua fresca. Mangos are also eaten before they’re ripe with lemon juice and ground hot dried pepper; this is a popular street food snack in Mexico (you can find a picture of that in one of my previous posts).

Arroz con Pollo - Chicken with rice

Arroz con Pollo

The Clay Cooking Pot is from Ancient Cookware

When you smell the aromas of a rice stew with chicken (Arroz con Pollo) cooking in a clay pot, your mind wanders to a distant place, like a kitchen on a farm where a grandmother is cooking just for you. The juices that the chicken releases impart an incredibly delicious flavor to the rice. The vegetables you add (like carrots) also benefit from these wholesome flavors.

Many Latin-American countries have their own version of “Arroz con Pollo”. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that every single home cook has their own version; some add red or green peppers, olives, and other local ingredients. The types of ingredients can even depend on the economic situation, for example: my mother used to add hot dog sausages to it.

I think that “Arroz con Pollo” has without a doubt one of the most harmonious combinations of ingredients out of all the one-pot dishes. Additionally, it is easy to make and uses simple ingredients that can be found anywhere. I invite you to prepare this wonderful dish and enjoy it with your family.

Molotes Plantain Patties Stuffed with Black Beans & Cheese

Receta de Molotes de Plátano

Molotes Plantain Patties stuffed with cheese - Plantain Empandas

This recipe for Plantain Molotes is from the southern State of Oaxaca in Mexico. Molotes are stuffed with cheese and formed in a process similar to that of an empanada, except they have an oblong shape instead. In some other states, they are formed like an empanada and stuffed with cheese and beans, or even with delicious “Picadillo”, like in the State of Tabasco.

Growing up, my mom always made sure to have plantains in the kitchen, since we loved to have them for breakfast, either grilled or fried. I remember that my younger sister didn’t like going to kindergarten, so my mom would make fried plantains with a dollop of cream for breakfast and use that as a bribe to get her to go to school. She would have that for breakfast every single day of the week! Nowadays, we still like to tease her about it from time to time, telling her that she grew up on plantains.

Nopales a la Mexicana, Easy recipe

Nopales  mexican cactus recipe
Nopales  Mexican cactus recipe

Usually, a recipe that says “a la Mexicana” refers to a dish that is cooked with the Mexican cooking trinity of tomato, onion, and pepper. In this case, Nopales are cooked with these 3 ingredients and a few more add-ons, for flavor and seasoning. This is a simple meal, and one of the humblest representations of our vast gastronomy. There are still so many dishes that I prepare regularly but are not on the blog, and this is one of them. I could eat Nopales cooked this way every single day for lunch with a couple of charred corn tortillas, a meal so delightful that it always puts a smile on my face! The reason: because it is a NON-GUILTY pleasure!

Ceviche Verde-Green Mexican Ceviche

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Ceviche verde recipe

Ceviche (or “cebiche”, it can be spelled several ways) is a dish prepared with raw fish that is usually marinated in lime juice and other fresh ingredients. It is usually prepared with fish, but you can also find it made using shrimp, octopus, crab, and clams. It’s a very popular appetizer in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Coast. Some ingredients change depending on the region of the country, but the traditional ceviche is made with lime juice, tomatoes, peppers, onion, cilantro, oregano and a few drops of spicy salsa, usually a bottled salsa. There are many variations for ceviche, and I particularly like the Acapulco style ceviche that includes Ketchup and a spicy sauce in the list of ingredients.