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BushyEyes

**Recipe here originally: [Stewed Chicken with Pinto Beans](https://www.triedandtruerecipe.com/stewed-chicken-with-pinto-beans/)** ### Equipment * Deep skillet * Food processor * Small, ovenproof skillet or use a small baking sheet ### Ingredients #### Stewed Chicken: * 1 tablespoon neutral oil for frying * 1 yellow onion peeled and thinly sliced * 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken a mix of thighs and tenders or one or the other, chopped into bite-sized pieces * 2 tablespoons butter * 1½ tablespoons your favorite Mexican spice blend or use a mix of chili powder, paprika, cumin, and cayenne powder * 15- ounce can pinto beans drained and rinsed * 15- ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes * 1½ cups water or chicken stock * Salt and pepper #### Charred Jalapeño Cream Cheese Sauce: * 1 tablespoon neutral oil * 8- ounces spreadable cream cheese or use block cream cheese at room temperature * 1 small bunch of cilantro * 2 limes juiced * 1–2 jalapeños * Salt to taste #### For serving: * Cooked white rice * Sliced cucumber or diced avocado * 4 lime wedges * Fresh cilantro ### Instructions #### Sauté the onion: * Heat 1 tablespoon neutral oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3–5 minutes until it begins to sweat and turn translucent. #### Fry the chicken: * Pat the chicken dry and season all over with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the onion and cook in an even layer for 6–7 minutes per side until golden brown. * Melt the butter into the chicken. Add the Sweet Chilifire blend to the chicken and toss to coat. Cook for 1 minute until fragrant. #### Simmer the chicken: * Add the beans, tomatoes, and water to the skillet and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper, then reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes until reduced and thickened. Taste and season with salt and pepper once more. #### Prepare the charred jalapeño cream cheese: * Place the lime juice and cilantro in a food processor and pulse until minced. Add the cream cheese and pulse until smooth. * Turn on the broiler. Remove the stems from the jalapeños. Place them in a small, ovenproof skillet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of neutral oil. Place under the broiler for 2–5 minutes until charred all over. Keep an eye on them, so they don’t burn! * Place the charred jalapeños in the food processor with the cream cheese and pulse until completely blended and smooth. Taste and season with salt. #### To serve: * Divide warm, cooked rice between bowls. Spoon the stewed chicken on top and drizzle each bowl with the charred jalapeño cream cheese. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with lime wedges. Enjoy! ### Nutrition Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 35g | Sodium: 773mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 20mg


Chitown_mountain_boy

Easier to blister the jalapeños on a dry skillet


BushyEyes

I’ve done it both ways and find a little oil under the broiler works great for me but I’ll try it again with a dry skillet.


lulzchris

Confirming this worked great for me; thank you!


BushyEyes

Glad to hear that!!


skrgirl

Circling back to this OP, I made this for dinner and it was a hit. The only mod I needed was I had to add a little water to the cream cheese sauce to make it more saucy.


Ohms_Lawn

That sounds absolutely heavenly. I've recently been doing a lime-cilantro rice that would be amazing with this. Cook 1 cup rinsed jasmine rice in 1 TBS butter until golden crust forms Add 1 ½ cups chicken broth, zest of 1 lime, ¼ tsp salt (optional) Simmer until done (13-15 minutes?) Let cool 10 minutes (otherwise cilantro turns brown) Add juice of 1 lime and a bunch of chopped cilantro Can be easily doubled, etc.


elladayrit

Looks amazing


BushyEyes

Thanks!


LeMasterofSwords

Just put it on my list of what to cook


BushyEyes

Hope you love it!


might2right

Looks healthy


indiedaytona

This the one.


l3oobear

This looks delicious definitely gonna try this recipe.


BushyEyes

Thank you so much!


Accurate_Till_4474

Looks delicious. I’m assuming this would serve four?


GivesCredit

Definitely just me alone


BushyEyes

Correct!


Accurate_Till_4474

The 4 lime wedges for serving, should have given me the clue!


Emotional_Fly_8613

This is a very Delicious and Tasty Meal .


NuttyinNV

Love the presentation on the dish. Looks great.


spiritualien

holy cow this looks yummy yummy


pip-roof

Yup. All things chicken. Nice job! Looks great!!!!


Teddy_Tickles

This looks so amazing and delicious thank you for the idea!


-churbs

Sounds healthy, looks delicious. I'm sold!


Ornery-String2634

So prettyyyy


jewelmar

Oooh can’t wait to try!


heccnchonccc

Thank you so much for this, this honestly has been the best part of my week!


s69w69

That’s sound and looks great


BrightscapesArt

Looking forward to trying this recipe u/BushyEyes THANKS!


SaltyBabe

Made this for dinner tonight! Turned out great. Added some goat cheese to the cream cheese mix, its 5:1 goat cheese to cream cheese and it was 🤌


BushyEyes

Ooooh!!! Goat cheese sounds amazing!!


xcbrendan

Super easy (albeit a little time consuming) and turned out great!


BushyEyes

Yay! I’m glad to hear that! What was the most time consuming part? I’d love the feedback to improve my recipe writing in the future


xcbrendan

Honestly, really well done! The simmer obviously adds a chunk of time but I used that window to make the rice and cheese sauce so the timing actually worked out well as a solo recipe. I'm not the best cook but the flavor was amazing on this and I found it easy to follow.


BushyEyes

That’s great to hear! Thank you so much and I’m happy you enjoyed it!


kurtsdead6794

I made this tonight. It was amazing. Thanks for a great recipe. Boom!!


BushyEyes

Yay! Glad you enjoyed!


shoutsmoistly

Your photos are all very over-edited. They look overly vivid and yellow. Not sure if you want the feedback, but there ya go. I always know when it’s your food when it’s the photo is yellow and strangely sharp.


BushyEyes

Well, they’re “strangely” sharp because I shoot on a very high aperture using a strobe because I like to capture a lot of detail. I like my style of photography personally and I never adjust vibrance or saturation. I get it if it’s not your style but this is just how I like to shoot. Given the rice is a pretty accurate white I don’t really think this one is leaning too far yellow TBH.


Foodlover2022

Looking very delicious 😍😍😍


BickerBot

Just made this! So good!


BushyEyes

Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed


Harrysacs45

This is simply so beautiful to look at. Wow just wow. 10/10 I bet it was delicious too


Radiant_Okra_23

I love everything about this!!


kurtsdead6794

Quick question: what Mexican spice did you use?