Chicken with a Peanut-Guajillo Sauce
Cooking is an art, we don't think anyone in the world would dare to dispute this. And just like any art, it requires a creative process. It is so easy to put yourself in a box with ten different recipes and never really step out of it. But the greatest thing about cooking is that out of one single dish we can create ten more by doing the smallest changes like adding an extra ingredient, or just giving it our own personal touch.
For this recipe, that is exactly what we did. We remembered trying once a peanut salsa for tacos that was just exquisite and like nothing we had ever tasted. The taste was so good, a spicy flavor with a sweet kick, that we knew we had to recreate it or try something similar. Memories are usually a source of inspiration; therefore, we got inspired and created this unusual yet delicious dish. Just like the salsa we tried, this dish has that sweet and spicy combo that we enjoyed so much. So without further delay, we present you our Peanut-Guajillo Chicken recipe:
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1 chicken breast cut into cubes
1 can of evaporated milk
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 Guajillo Chiles soaked in hot water
1/2 cup of water
4 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
Salt and garlic powder to taste
Peanuts and cilantro to serve (optional)
Soak the Guajillo peppers in hot water for about 5 minutes.
After, put the chiles in a blender along with the evaporated milk, peanut butter, and chicken bouillon and mix.
Heat a large pan to high heat and add olive oil.
Place the chicken on the pan and cook for a few minutes. Season with some garlic powder.
Pour the peanut sauce and stir constantly until fully cooked.
Add salt and garlic powder to taste.
Add some honey and keep stirring.
Serve with a side of rice.
Add some cilantro and crushed peanuts on top (optional).