Spice up party fare this holiday season with this speedy chicken dish. Smoky and spicy chipotle peppers (which you buy in a can) give an excellent flavour boost to this creamy entree. It’s the ultimate comfort food, and it’s perfect for entertaining, too.
Your complete menu
Start with a selection of olives and marinated mushrooms or an avocado-and-shrimp salad. Serve with basmati rice and a spinach salad with bacon and slivers of red onion. End with coffee ice cream sprinkled with instant coffee granules or drizzled with coffee liqueur, or chocolate fondue with fruit dippers.
Chipotle peppers tip
Chipotle chilies are small jalapeño peppers that are dried, then smoked and preserved in adobo sauce. They are sold in small cans in the Mexican section of many supermarkets. When you remove the pepper from the can, it will have some dark adobo sauce clinging to it — don’t rinse. Refrigerate leftover chipotle chilies in a sealed jar for up to 2 months or freeze up to 5 months. If you don’t have chipotle peppers, use 1 tsp (5 mL) chipotle Tabasco sauce for each chipotle pepper called for in the recipe.