2 (4 ounce size) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 1/2 cup shredded Chihuahua white cheese 2 slices American cheese mashed potatoes ***Marinade*** 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 ounces olive oil 1 teaspoon crushed red chilies 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt ***Pepper & Onion Medley*** 1 green bell pepper, julienne 1 red bell pepper, julienne 1 yellow onion, julienne
Pound chicken breasts to even thickness. Combine all marinade ingredients. Place chicken breasts in marinade and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
Slice peppers and onions and saute in olive oil until al dente. Season with salt and pepper. Saute chicken breasts in olive oil over medium heat; cook evenly on both sides to a golden brown color. Heat cast iron skillet on burner over medium heat until very hot.
Place mashed potatoes on top portion of skillet. Place cheeses on bottom portion of skillet and cover with pepper and onion medley. Add chicken to top of pepper and onion medley, resting on potatoes. Top with chopped parsley. Serve directly from skillet for authenticity.
Didn't bother with the skillet serving method but otherwise followed the recipe. The chicken was good and had nice flavor and stayed very moist. The cheese was kinda hard to find but I did in a Mexican market so I was able to at least have the authentic flavors. Does anyone know if there is a special recipe for the mashed potatoes at TGIFridays?
Nov 7, 2013
Instead of mashed potatoes I used oven roasted reds cut in wedges but assembled everything in the skillet the same way. super yummy!
Jul 8, 2013
I could not find chihuahua cheese anywhere so I used white velveeta. It doesn't say how much mashed potatoes to use and the directions about top and bottom of skillet confused me. The taste was good but I'm not sure I assembled it as directed.
Jun 28, 2013
OMG this recipe is amazing! I think I just found my new favorite way to make chicken. Does TGIF do their mashed potatoes some special way? I just made usual ones but thought if they do something special I'd like to try to duplicate that as well (since this recipe was so good!)
Oct 25, 2010
I made this and everyone loved it, I did change the recipe a little, added some vinegar to the oil marinade and it was delicious.
Feb 21, 2010
Very good. I did use monteray Jack Cheese instead of the chihuahua white. Same exact cheese. Also added a little onion powder and paprika to the mix. Came out excellent.
Mar 10, 2006
kitkatkala Member since: March 3, 2006
very good the same as TGIF
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