If you like shishito peppers, this sauted chicken with shishito pepper sauce over cheesy polenta will be a great dish for you to try.
This is an easy dish that takes advantage of shishito peppers being in season. Shishito peppers are all over the farmer’s markets, and even in some grocery stores like Trader Joe’s.
I must be on a pepper kick this week because this is my second pepper dish. Shishito peppers are fun to cook with. Only about 1 in 10 have any heat, though I must tell you, I have yet to eat a really spicy one.
Shishito peppers are best when they are cooked in either a cast iron skillet or tossed in a basket on the grill. You eat the whole pepper, no need to remove the skin. Here is a great recipe for sauted shishito peppers with garlic.
Grind up the shishito peppers in a food processor. I love the Cuisinart Immersion Blender with Attachments. I use it in many recipes because it is so versatile and easy to clean.
Mashed and ready to add to the saute chicken.
By sautéing the chicken with the shishito peppers, it adds incredible flavors into the chicken.
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Roasted Shishito pepper sauce over chicken and cheesy polenta
- 2-4 chicken breasts
- 1 package shishito peppers about 20-25 peppers, tops removed
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 5 scallions chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons avocado or olive oil
- Polenta make according to package instructions
- 3/4 cup Mexican blend cheese
Make polenta according to package instructions.
Add 3/4 cup Mexican cheese to polenta and allow cheese to melt in by stirring.
Wash shishito peppers and either grill or cook in a cast iron skillet to blacken.
Remove stems and place them into a blender or food processor with 2 cloves garlic and 1 teaspoon avocado oil.
Blend until the peppers are broken up.
Heat a skillet over medium heat with 1 teaspoon avocado oil.
Add chicken, salt, pepper, and scallions.
Cook chicken for 5 minutes on each side.
Add shishito peppers and chicken broth.
Cook until chicken is done.
Whisk in corn starch to thicken sauce.
Put polenta on the plate and top with chicken and shishito pepper sauce.
What is your favorite pepper recipe?
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Round out the meal with this dessert idea:
Here is another delicious pepper recipe to try. Stuffed Pasilla Peppers.