Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Asadero Chicken Bundles

Asadero Chicken Bundles were a dish I created one evening when we wanted something hardy yet light. NO RED MEAT! The delicate crust made with panko or bread crumbs, the velvet smooth taste of melted Asadero cheese and the hint of spicyness from the green chile made this the perfect dish to serve. I hadn't made it in a while and had forgotten the savory, mouthwatery taste this recipe delivers. I hope you try the dish and let me know what you think.
Asadero Chicken Bundles
Makes 6 servings

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup dried bread crumbs (or Panko)
1 tablespoon McCormick's Mexican Seasoning
6 Asadero slices
12 green chile strips
1 recipe Chile con Queso (recipe follows)

Flatten chicken breasts by placing between two sheets of waxed paper and pounding with mallet. Place 1 slice of Asadero cheese on the chicken and 2 strips of green chile on top of the Asadero cheese. Roll up chicken breast and fasten with toothpick.

Coat chicken bundles in breadcrumbs seasoned with Mexican seasoning. In large skillet, melt butter. Brown coated chicken bundles on both sides. Place on a cooking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake chicken in a 350° oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

Remove from oven and place bundles on warmed platter. Pour hot chile con queso on top. Serve hot.

Chile Con Queso Mejicano

6 fresh green chiles, roasted, peeled, and cut into length-wise slices
1 onion chopped
2 tablespoons bacon grease
1 clove garlic, minced
2 large fresh tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
2½ cups grated Jack or Longhorn cheese

Salt to tasteSauté chiles and onion in bacon grease. Add garlic and cook until soft. Add tomatoes, cheese, and salt. Heat until cheese melts.

Gourmet Sleuth
has a listing of various types of Mexican Cheeses and their substitutes. Check out the listing for a wonderul variety to use in your Southwestern cooking.


Ben said...

Oh nice! Asadero is one of my favorite Mexican cheeses. Great creation, now I am hungry :D

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Its been sometime now that I have cooked any kinda meat at home... looks yummy and would like to reach out for some now!!!

Happy cook said...

Wow that looks really yumm, i love chicken and that is somthing we make here at home often.
I have to find out what casedro is.

doggybloggy said...

I like how you cut the asadero and this chicken dish looks and sounds delicious.

girlichef said...

These look sooooo great...especially with that SOL! Don't suppose you'd want to send a link & photo over for my chile pepper roundup???

Gloria Chadwick said...

Teresa, this looks absolutely delicious! I'm totally making this. Hugs. :)

Jessica said...

I will definitely try this! I was interested even before I saw that there was chili con queso involved but after I saw that recipe I was completely smitten!
I've never had asadero cheese before (I don't think I have anyway). I'm sure I can get it in Houston but do you think that it's available on the east coast? I'll be leaving to go back to DC in a few days.

Reeni♥ said...

These looks wonderful, Teresa! A nice comfort meal. The chile con queso looks really delicious, I can think of many uses for it!

Adam said...

That's pretty cool! I've never heard of Asadero before, but I can guarantee that just about any chicken recipe covered in light cheese is a total winner :)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

They look great, Teresa! I haven't had breaded chicken in a long time, and I think it might be time soon!

Foodycat said...

Very nice! That looks just delicious.

shweetpotato said...

Omgosh I HAVE to try these they look FABULOUS< I just found your blog and I am hooked hehe, I also send you a friend request at facebook. Thanks so much for a great blog, Carmen