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Old Fashioned Very Spicy Chicken

4 to 6 chicken breasts
Salt, pepper, cayenne pepper (to sprinkle sparingly)
1/2 cup oil
1 pound chorizo (a Spanish sausage similar to Louisiana's andouille)
Fresh basil to taste
1/2 pound jalapeno pepper cheese
8 ounces sour cream
1 green pepper, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
3 small yellow onions, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 cups water
1 cup chopped green onions
1 cup parsley, measured then chopped

Season chicken with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Brown chicken in hot oil. Remove and brown sausage. Cut sausage into small chunks. Remove most of oil; leave sediment. Add onion, pepper, celery, 1/2 of the onion tops, 1/2 of the parsley. Add sausage, chicken and garlic. Slowly add water.

Simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes. Drain off most of any remaining water. Fold in sour cream and shredded cheese. Add remaining green onion and parsley before serving.

Tester's note: As an additional Valentine's Day gift, this meal makes enough to serve two delicious meals to a family.

The Plates, Bellevue

Thursday, February 08, 2001

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