Chicken with Poblano Cream Sauce

Based on a Mexican classic, this recipe can be made as mild or as spicy as you like. Serve with plain white rice; stir in some chopped scallions for added flavor.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 poblano chile
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

DIRECTIONS

  1. Roast chile over a gas burner or under the broiler, until charred all over. Wrap in paper towel; steam 5 minutes. Rub off skin; remove seeds and ribs. Chop coarsely.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a small saucepan over medium heat; add onion and garlic; cook until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add chile and cream.
  3. Puree in blender; add water if too thick. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Heat remaining tablespoon canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until golden and juices run clear, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Serve with sauce.
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