Thursday, October 25, 2007

Trader Joe's Cuban Mojito Sauce

Mmmmm yummy!

This jar of Cuban Mojito Sauce has been burning a hole in my cupboard since I bought it a few weeks ago. I saw a few blogs with recipes using it, and it looked so good! Here's what I did with it....kind of a mix of what I saw on blogs and what TJ's had posted on their Web site. I served it over Basmati rice, that was cooked in chicken broth, and lime wedges.

Cuban Mojito Sauce with Chix, Black Beans and Veggies
(Source: adapted from a Trader Joe's Recipe from their Web site)

6 chicken tenders, uncooked
1/4 C flour
salt & pepper
a healthy pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
caribbean seasoning
1/2 Red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 of a large onion, diced (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2-3 T Bacardi Limon rum
1 habanero pepper, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can of black beans, rinsed
1 jar of Trader Joe's Cuban Mojito simmering sauce
Cooking spray
spray butter

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and pre-heated over medium heat. Mix flour, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, caribbean seasoning. Dredge chicken tenders in flour mixture and put in heated pan. Spray the chicken with butter spray. Cook for about 3 minutes, and flip spritzing the other side of chicken with butter. Cook for another 3-5 minutes until chicken is browned on both sides and cooked thru. Remove from pan. Keep warm

Re-apply cooking spray. Add chopped red pepper, onion and habanero to pan. Stir-fry until tender (about 3 minutes). Add garlic, cook one more minute. Deglaze pan with rum. Add black beans and sauce. Stir to combine. Add chicken back to the pan. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes until bubbly.

Just a note, this was probably enough sauce/veggies for 4 people. Can't wait for leftovers!!!


Tiff said...

I love this recipe. Yours looks great!

Tiff said...

I love making this recipe - yours looks great.