Baked Chicken Crepes
- Yield: servings
- Crepe batter
- 1cup all purpose flour
- 3-- eggs
- 1 1/2cups milk
- 2tablespoons olive oil
- 3tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- 1teaspoon lime zest
- 1/8teaspoon salt
- 2tablespoons butter, melted, for brushing crepe pan
- Chicken filling
- 3cups shredded cooked chicken breast
- 1cup sour cream
- 4-- scallions, chopped
- 1-- 4 ounce can chopped green chilies
- 1/2cup sliced black olives
- 2-- serrano peppers, finely diced
- 1teaspoon cumin
- 1/2teaspoon salt
- Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese sauce
- 2tablespoons butter
- 4teaspoons all purpose flour
- 1 1/4cups milk
- 1cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/4teaspoon salt
- 1/8teaspoon cracked black pepper
- -- chopped cilantro, for garnish
- -- pitted black olives, for garnish
To make the crepes:
In a food processor, combine flour, eggs, milk, cilantro, lime zest, olive oil, and salt. Process until smooth.
Lightly brush a 10 inch crepe pan or nonstick skillet with some of the butter, then heat over medium heat. Add
1/4 cup crepe batter, immediately tilting and rotating skillet to coat bottom. Cook until underside is golden and top is just set, 45-60 seconds. Loosen edge of crepe with a heatproof rubber spatula, then flip the crepe and cook on the other side for 30 seconds longer. Transfer to a plate. Continue making crepes, brushing skillet with butter each time and stacking crepes on plate. Batter wil make 8-10 crepes. ( You will need 8 crepes for this recipe.)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together chicken, sour cream, scallions, green chilies, black olives, serrano pepppers, cumin, and salt.
Lightly grease a 9x13x2 inch baking dish.
Lay a crepe on a work surface and spoon 1/2 cup filling in a ribbon down the center of crepe and roll up. Place crepe seam side down in baking dish. Repeat with remaining crepes and filling. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
While crepes are baking, make the cheese sauce.
Melt the butter in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and cook for 3 minutes, whisking continuously. Whisk in milk. Increase heat to medium-high. Whisk the sauce until it comes to a simmer and is thick and smooth. Stir in cheeses, salt, and pepper into cream sauce. Reduce heat to low to keep warm until crepes are done.
To serve, place 2 baked crepes on a plate and drizzle a generous amount of cheese sauce over crepes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and place an olive on top. Serve immediately.
Cooking time 50 minutes
Prep time 20 minutes