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When we think of comfort foods, we think of the dishes that we enjoy sharing with our families and that remind us of the comforts of home giving us a feeling of pleasant nostalgia. Like many, there are a few dishes that remind me of home, where I grew up in Southwestern New Mexico, and when I think of the foods that bring comfort I think of such items like those classic Jalapeno poppers. So when I was given the chance to recreate one of my comfort foods into a dish using Foster Farms Chicken, I went back to some of those comforts from my childhood and created a Southwestern Chicken Poppers dish with a Avocado Salad and dip.
To get started I went to my local grocery store where I was able to find all of the ingredients I needed.
1 Package of Foster Farms Breast Fillets
Panko Bread Crumbs
2 Organic Eggs
I used a Air Fryer to cook the poppers in but you can use oil or bake them.
To get started cube the chicken breasts. Julienne 1 Jalapeno, cut the cheese in small sticks, then wrap 1 slice of Jalapeno and 1 piece of cheese in 1 Spinach leaf, do this for each piece of chicken. From there take a knife to cut a hole in each of the chicken cubes and add the spinach wrapped cheese and Jalapeno slices in each piece of chicken. For the breading mix 2 eggs for egg wash and put a bowl of the panko bread crumbs in a separate bowl. Dip each piece of chicken in egg wash then roll in the panko bread crumbs. Cook in air fryer at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, flip the chicken over after 10 minutes then continue cooking. (you can follow similar directions for baking or frying, just make sure chicken is cooked all the way through)
For the Avocado Salad:
Take 2 avocados, pit them, take out of the skin then mix well in a bowl. Chop the remainder of the Jalapenos finely then mix in, add a pinch of salt and pepper and mix well. Add 2 tablespoons of organic mayonnaise and mix until you have a creamy texture.
Create a small side salad using the remainder of the spinach and add spoonful of the avocado dressing to top of salad. You can also use this dressing to dip the poppers in as well!
Serve and enjoy!
We found the Foster Farms Southwestern Chicken Poppers with the avocado salad and dressing to be a great dinner to serve that also reminded me of those flavors and more that I got from those jalapeno poppers I enjoyed growing up. We also found that by using the organic ingredients such as the Foster Farms Chicken and fresh produce that we picked up at our local grocer, helped to bring a great twist to a classic that can be served as a appetizer or a main dish. You can create this recipe as well as find others when you check out the Foster Farms new selection of comfort food recipes on the Foster Farms Pinterest page.