serves 6
difficulty Moderate
  • large iron skillet
  • oven
author Phoebe and Cara
write-up Write Up
1/2 lb   1/2 lb chorizo  
  1. preheat the oven to 400°f.
  2. in a large cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat.
  3. brown the chorizo until nicely charred and cooked through, about 10 minutes. remove to a plate and set aside.
  4. season the chicken on both sides with salt and 1 teaspoon of the ancho chili powder.
  5. add to the skillet and cook on both sides until browned and cook through, about 15 minutes. note: if your pan is big enough, you can brown both meats at the same time.
  6. add the butter and the onions to the pan and saute, scrapping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan, until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  7. stir in the garlic, remaining chili powder, cumin, salt, and flour. cook for a few minutes, until the flour has become fully incorporated.
  8. whisk in the broth and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  9. stir in the cream, sour cream, and lime juice. gently simmer over medium-low heat until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. remove from the heat.
  10. in the meantime, cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes, and slice the chorizo.
  11. carefully fold in the meats, cooked rice, and cilantro. use the back of your spatula to even the top of the casserole.
  12. sprinkle the cheese over the top, and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted, bubbling, and beginning to brown.
  13. garnish with cilantro leaves and serve straight from the pan.
1 lb   1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs  
  4 tbsp 4 tbsp butter  
  1 whole (small) 1 whole small onion (diced)  
  3 clove 3 clove garlic (minced)  
  3 tsp 3 tsp ancho chile powder (or chili powder)  
  1 tsp 1 tsp cumin  
  1 tsp 1 tsp salt  
  2 tbsp 2 tbsp flour  
  1 cup 1 cup chicken broth  
  1/2 cup 1/2 cup cream  
  1/2 cup 1/2 cup sour cream  
  1/2 whole 1/2 whole lime (juiced)  
  3 cup 3 cup cooked long grain white rice  
  1/2 cup 1/2 cup cilantro leaves (chopped)  
  3 cup 3 cup coarsely shredded sharp cheddar cheese