4 poblano chiles
4 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup cheese, shredded (something that melts well)
3 medium green tomatoes
2 fresh jalapeno chilies
1 large tomato
1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped salt and pepper, to taste
To make the sauce, place tomatoes and jalapenos in a small saucepan and cover with water.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat slightly and continue heating until the tomatoes and jalapenos turn light green (about 10–15 minutes). Remove from heat and drain well. Scoop mixture into a blender, then add onion, lime juice, cilantro and salt and pepper. Puree to desired consistency and set aside.
In a shallow casserole dish, roast the Poblano chili under a broiler until black on all sides. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool, peel off black skin and remove stems.
Next, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and add chicken. Cook until lightly browned, then set aside. Add onions to skillet and brown. Add chicken, chicken stock and seasoning and boil until water is evaporated.
Next, slice open Poblanos and lay them flat in a lightly greased 9 x 13 casserole dish. Top with chicken mixture, verde sauce and cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 375 about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbling.
Remove foil and cook uncovered for an additional 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Terry is a founding partner and scuba instructor for Aquatic Sports and Adventures (Deportes y Aventuras Acuáticas) in Manzanillo. A PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) Master Instructor in his 36th year as a PADI Professional. He also holds 15 Specialty Instructor Course ratings. Terry held a US Coast Guard 50-Ton Masters (Captain’s) License. In his past corporate life, he worked in computers from 1973 to 2005 from a computer operator to a project manager for companies including GE Capital Fleet Services and Target. From 2005 to 2008, he developed and oversaw delivery of training to Target’s Loss Prevention (Asset Protection) employees on the West Coast, USA. He led a network of 80+ instructors, evaluated training, performed needs assessments and gathered feedback on the delivery of training, conducted training in Crisis Leadership and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention to Target executives. Independently, he has taught hundreds of hours of skills-based training in American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, SCUBA and sailing and managed a staff of Project Managers at LogicBay in the production of multi-media training and web sites in a fast-paced environment of artists, instructional designers, writers and developers, creating a variety of interactive training and support products for Fortune 1000 companies.