Slow-Cooked Chile-Chicken Thighs with Charred Corn, Lime Greek Yogurt & Cotija

Slow-Cooked Chile-Chicken Thighs with Charred Corn, Lime Greek Yogurt & Cotija
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Slow-Cooked Chile-Chicken Thighs with Charred Corn, Lime Greek Yogurt & Cotija  

Ingredients

Slow-Cooked Chile-Chicken Thighs

  • 5 Ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
  • 3 Guajillo chiles, stemmed and seeded
  • 1/4 cup olive oil1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 head garlic, halved horizontally
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups chicken broth     
  • 2 (15.5-ounce) cans Hominy, drained
  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 3 pounds
  • Cotija cheese, crumbled

Lime Greek Yogurt

  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice 
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Instructions

Slow-Cooked Chile-Chicken Thighs
Preheat oven to 275°F.  Place the chiles on a baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes just until soft and fragrant.

Bring the oil to medium heat in a large saucepan. Sauté the onion, garlic, and cumin seed until the onions become tender and fragrant.

Heat the broth to a simmer. Place the roasted chiles into a blender; add broth just to cover. Blend the chiles and combine with the onions and garlic. Pour the remaining broth over the onions and garlic. Add the bay leaves and hominy; simmer 20 minutes.

Place the chicken thighs in a roasting pan. Pour the broth mixture over the chicken thighs,covering completely. Cover and place in oven for 2½ hours.       
    
When the chicken is tender, remove from the oven; remove the bay leaves and garlic . Serve with a dollop of Lime Greek Yogurt and sprinkle with cotija cheese.

Lime Greek Yogurt
In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, juice, lime zest and honey.

Transfer to an air tight container and store in the refrigerator.

Note:
*Citrus-flavored Greek Yogurt a great way to sneak a punch of flavor into any dish – dollop this on top of a spicy soup, brush it over grilled corn, or drizzle it over Slow-Cooked Chile-Chicken Thighs.

Prep Time:50 min
Cook Time:180 min
Servings:12