Friday, October 9, 2009

Pixie's Pantry Cilantro Lime Chicken

3/4 of 10-ounce bag tortilla chips, preferably blue corn
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup honey
Zest of two limes and juice of one lime, divided
6 chicken breast halves
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
3/4 cup mango salsa
6 slices Monterey Jack cheese
Crush tortilla chips in bag with a rolling pin; add garlic powder and black pepper, then shake bag to mix. In a bowl, mix together honey, zest of one lime and half of the juice of one lime. Pound chicken breasts so they will cook evenly. Coat chicken breasts generously in honey-lime mixture, then coat well in crushed tortilla chips. Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is almost, but not thoroughly, cooked. Remove from oven and turn broiler to low. Mix together sour cream, cilantro, the zest of the second lime and remaining lime juice. Place evenly atop chicken breasts: sour cream mixture, then mango salsa, and finally the slices of Monterey Jack cheese. Place chicken breasts in the middle rack of oven and broil until cheese is golden brown and chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes.

We made this at my parents house over conference weekend, and it was really good!

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