Roasting a chicken without overcooking or drying out the bird can be difficult. What's more, if you don't have proper seasoning then your chicken could end up bland as well. Fortunately, there's a trick for a juicy well-balanced chicken, and it involves a spicy cheese spread.
If you want a chicken that kicks, then you should consider incorporating spicy poblano cheese dip into the mix. The creamy, cheesy, spicy mixture will help elevate your chicken to the next level. While the dip is typically served with chips, it also should work well with poultry without any issues. Moreso than other meats like beef, the blander nature of chicken goes well with spices and herbs, as it depends on them for crucial flavor. There's a reason that hot chicken is the talk of the town in places like Nashville. Likewise, chicken is the main star of the show in many traditional Mexican dishes like chicken fajitas, blending with spice and other ingredients. The poblano cheese will not only aid your chicken in the flavor department but also add a creamy texture to every bite.
How To Make The Spicy Poblano Chicken
The first step to creating this roasted chicken is obviously the sauce. To make a creamy poblano sauce, you'll typically need a mixture of peppers, garlic, salt, lime juice, and sour cream. However, if you're not a fan of sour cream, you can always substitute the ingredient for some Greek yogurt instead. The choice of cheese that you use will also affect the taste of both the sauce and the chicken as well. We suggest going with a soft cheese that's easy to blend. Perhaps, a cream cheese will work well at dulling some of the spice from the peppers. Alternatively, you could also use pimento cheese as well.
From there, you want to follow the basic tenets of roasting a chicken. Be sure to brine your chicken in a salt water bath before cooking as this will aid in tenderizing the meat as well as ensuring the chicken is juicy as possible. You'll want to add the spicy cheese spread under the chicken skin itself instead of on top. Be careful not to tear the skin as you add the mixture around both the breasts and thighs of the chicken. By incorporating it this way, you're creating space between the skin and the meat of the chicken. This should make the skin crispy while providing a protective layer to hold in the juices of the chicken. Then, it's all the matter of roasting your bird.
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