Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Amanda's Cilantro Lime Chicken Frittata

While I was out of town, one of my bestest friends, Amanda made this dish. Wow... so good. The fresh lime juice and cheesiness was awesome. So here it is. Lots of pictures too.

First pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

She started by cooking up the chicken breasts in a large skillet. To this she added a little bit of water to help cooked the chicken. Butter and  1 cup chopped onion were added while the chicken cooked.

After the chicken breasts were done, it was chopped into bite size pieces and put back into the pan.

Next, she added in 1 cup chopped cilantro, 1 can diced green chiles, and approx. 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice.

At the point the chicken is obviously done and you are just infusing the meat with the flavors of all the new additions. Let this cook and take on the flavors for about 5 minutes. Lastly, add in approx. 6 cups of crushed up yellow corn tortilla chips. Needs to be yellow, it tastes different if you use white corn. Stir together well.

In a separate bowl, scramble up 1 dozen eggs and 3/4 cup of milk. Once it is scrambled up well, add in another 1/2 cup of your freshly chopped cilantro.

Now, in a large baking dish, put in your chicken mixture and spread it out. Then, pour on top, your egg mixture. Stir the two together well. Lastly, add appox. 1 block of colby jack cheese right on top.

Pop in the oven on 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Everyone's oven is different. You should be able to tell when it is done by the top turning a golden brown and you will be able to tell that your frittata is set up well. That means, that it holds its shape and the eggs is NO longer runny.

Enjoy. So good!!! I recommend it! It's really easy, the color is impressive, and the flavors are so bright.

fresh cilantro

cooking the chicken breast, with onion, cilantro, and green chiles

cutting into pieces

chicken mixture complete- chicken,onion, diced chiles, cilantro, lime juice, and yellow tortilla chips....check

combining the egg and chicken mixtures

almost done

looks good right???

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