Chicken in Strawberry Adobo Sauce

Strawberries are in season, so I decided to make Tes’ Chicken with Strawberry and Black Pepper Sauce, but of course I couldn’t leave well enough alone and had to throw in things I found in the refrigerator. Here is what I came up with:

Chicken with Strawberry Adobo Sauce

  • 4 chicken breasts pounded flat
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • A pinch of salt,  pepper & crushed garlic
  • ½ cup water

For sauce:

  • 2 cups fresh strawberry, pureed
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • Pan drippings
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Generous dash of limejuice

Skillet and saucepan

The adobo sauce can overpower the strawberries pretty quickly, so start with ½ tbsp, and add additional until you get the right flavor. Remember you can always add more but it’s a real pain to try and remove it.  🙂  The limejuice brightens the flavors.

Sprinkle chicken fillets with salt, peppers & garlic. Heat 1 tbsp oil & 2 tbsp of butter in skillet over the medium heat. Add fillets and brown on both sides, cover and cook for additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer chicken to a serving plate, cover to keep warm. Add ½ cup water to pan and deglaze, stirring well.

In saucepan, add strawberries, adobo sauce, garlic, pan drippings, salt, pepper and sugar, stirring well over high heat until it come to a low boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer on medium until reduced by half. Stir occasionally. Add dash of limejuice just before serving, mixing in well.

Serves 4.  I served it with baked potato and spinach salad.  Rice would work well, too.