Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of chicken
  • 1/2 onion
  • salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 1/2 pounds (2 large) potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup crema
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup green beans
  • 1 pound (3 medium) carrots
  • Optional: tostadas, crackers, chips, salsa, jalapeños

Steps

  1. In a medium pan fill it with water and preheat (I use about 2L of water)
  2. Peel 2 cloves of garlic
  3. Peel and half an onion
  4. Once the water is close to boiling add the chicken, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 2 garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves, and half an onion
  5. Stir to combine and let cook for 30 minutes. Turn off flame and let cool in the broth (to prevent the chicken from drying out). Cut into small cubes.
  6. To cook the carrots preheat another medium pot of water (I used about 1 L of water)
  7. Peel and chop the carrots into small squares
  8. Cook the carrots for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes add the frozen pees and cook for another 6 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  9. Next prepare the potatoes by peeling and chopping into small squares (approximately the same size as the carrots and chicken)
  10. Fill another medium pot with cold water (I used 4 cups), 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and the chopped potatoes
  11. Place the pot on medium heat and cook for 20 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  12. To make the sauce stir together the mayo, crema, mustard, black pepper, lime, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  13. Once all of the cooked ingredients are cooled add to the sauce and stir to combine
  14. Enjoy with jalapeños, tostadas, crackers, or chips 😀

3 Nopales Recipes

Recipe #1:

Ingredients

1 1/2lb of nopales (cactus)

4 green onions

1/2 bunch cilantro

4 garlic cloves

1/4 onion

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon or oregano

2 teaspoons of salt

2 cups of water

4 jalapeno chilis

 

Recipe #2

Ingredients

1 1/2lb of nopales (cactus)

4 green onions

1/2 bunch cilantro

4 garlic cloves

1/4 onion

4 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons of salt

4 potatoes

2 tomatoes

Recipe #3

Ingredients

1 1/2lb of nopales (cactus)

4 green onions

1/4 onion and 1/2 onion

1 cup of tomatoes

4 tablespoons of olive oil

2 teaspoons of salt

2 cups of water

2 garlic cloves

Easy Red Sauce Enchilada recipe

Recipe:

Ingredients:

10 Whole California Chile Pods (or 10 Guajillo Chile Pods)

4 Pasilla Ancho Chile pods (or 4/5 Chile de Arbol if you want them spicy)

1 Onion (1/2 for the filling) (1/4 used to cook with chile pods)

2 Garlic Cloves

1 Teaspoon of salt

1 Teaspoon of pepper

2 10oz packages of queso fresco (1 for filling and half for serving) (You can also use mozzarella cheese)

crema fresca (for serving)

10 corn tortillas

2 tablespoons of Canola Oil

6 1/2 cups of water (5 cups for cooking chile pods) (1 1/2 cups for chile sauce in blender)

Materials:

blender pot (with lid)

pyrex dish comal (or a pan)

Optional for serving:

Lettuce

avocado

Caldo de Pollo (Chicken Soup) Recipe

Cook Time: Approx. 1 hr 25 Min

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 lb whole chicken
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 corns
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 white potatoes
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 1/2 liters of water

Materials:

  • A pot
  • A vegetable peeler

Instructions:

  1. Add 2 1/2 liters of water to your pot. Bring the water to a boil on a medium flame.(Takes approx. 10-15 minutes)
  2. While waiting for the water to boil, cut the whole chickens legs, wings, and breasts. Reference the video from 1:15-3:25 for further detail.
  3. Peel the husks off the two corns and break them each into two pieces (or more if desired)
  4. Cut a whole onion in half.
  5. Once the water in the pot comes to a boil add the chicken (including the bones), corn, onion, a whole bunch of cilantro, and salt in at once. Cook for 35 minutes.
  6. Prepare the vegetables. Cut the zucchini square pieces approx 3 inches (or as desired). Cut and peel the carrots and potatoes (Reference the video at 6:29 for sizing)
  7. After the pot with the chicken has been cooking for 35 minutes remove the bunch of cilantro and onion from the pot.
  8. Add the carrots and the potatoes to the pot. Cook for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove the chicken bones from the pot.
  10. After 10 minutes of cooking the carrots and potaotes add the zucchinis to the pot. Cook for 10 more minutes.
  11. Turn off flame. Cover pot with lid, and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  12. Serve and enjoy (I also like to put Mexican rice into my soup along with lime juice) Check out my Mexican rice recipe here: Mexican Rice Recipe