By Kevin Williams
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This first recipe isn't Amish, the rest are.....but I could see this first one catching on.
Paula and Jay Cohen have been a great friends of this website and they shared a recipe with me that I thought I'd pass along to you. Man, doesn't it look good?
- 2 chicken breasts
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespon oil
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup medium heat salsa con queso
- 1 4 ounce can mild chllis (hotter if you like)
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 /3 cup Mexican mixed cheese
- 2 roma tomatoes, chunked
- one avacado, chunked
- 2 cilantro leaves
- Cut 2 chicken breasts into cutlets. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper to taste. In a skillet, place 1 T of oil and fry cutlets three minutes a side or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, butter an 8x8 pyrex dish. When chicken is done, place in the baking dish. In bowl, mix ½ cup sour cream, ½ cup medium heat Salsa Con Queso, 1 4 oz. can mild chili’s, (hotter if desired), 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese. Mix. Spread over chicken. Sprinkle with ⅓ c. Mexican mixed cheese. Bake 25 minutes at 400 degrees.
- Garnish with tomato chunks, avocado chunks, one or two cilantro leaves chopped. .
So, without delay here are 5 awesome "Amish Tex-Mex" recipes!
AMAZING BURRITOS: This recipe comes to us from the Amish near Westcliffe, Colorado where the Hispanic influence is strong and definitely impacts Amish culinary culture. Click here.
AMISH THICK N CHUNKY HOMEMADE SALSA: Homemade salsas are a natural for Amish cooks because tomatoes have always been a staple of their gardens, when salsa came along it was a match made in heaven. Click here.
DEEP DISH TACO SQUARES: This recipe has, for some reason, become a big favorite in Amish kitchens. Click here.
KANSAS QUESADILLAS: This recipe comes to us from the Partridge, Kansas Amish community. The Hispanic influence in rural Kansas is very strong and it has definitely had an influence on Amish menus. Click here.
EASY HOMEMADE FLOUR TORTILLAS: Click here for a homemade version of one of the building blocks of a good Mexican meal.