Ooey, gooey melted cheese tops this smothered chicken and quinoa skillet, inspired by pollo fundido.
We’re currently halfway through the Tabasco Challenge, and I hope everyone is enjoying these recipes as much as I am.
I was determined to not end up with five recipes that more or less tasted the same; having such a limited list of ingredients to work with really forced me to play with different grains and greens in order to come up with unique flavors. I’m pretty impressed with how everything came out.
Although this smothered chicken and quinoa skillet follows as similar format (chicken+whole grain+tomato+Tabasco) to the chicken and faro that I posted the other day, the two dishes taste completely different. Where the farro recipe has a rustic Italian feel, this cheesy chicken dish is full-on Mexican. I actually based it loosely on my recipe for pollo fundido, adding quinoa to bulk it up and make it seem like more of a complete meal. While you could certainly scoop this up with tortilla chips, it absolutely isn’t necessary.
Like the other recipes I’ve posted so far, it’s also really easy – perfect for a weeknight after work (even a Monday!)
Disclosure: I was paid to develop this recipe as part of the Tabasco 10-Ingredient Challenge.