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Old 03-31-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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Macayos- Pollo con espinaca

Hey there... newbie here. Not sure if any of you guys have a Macayos Mexican restaurant around you... I live in Las Vegas, NV. They have this dish there that I am completely in love with, it's called Pollo con espinaca. I have searched all over the web but have not had any luck in finding a recipe that sounded right. The recipes that I find usually have olives or jalepanos in them and that does not match what I get at Macayos. Has anyone ever had this or know of a recipe? Its basically chicken, sour cream or cream cheese, and spinach served in a pipping hot small baking dish with a side of tortillas beans and rice. I usaully skip the tortillas so I can devour more of the cheesy goodness! Thanks and Hello!!!


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Old 03-31-2008, 01:42 PM   #2
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Sounds delish... sorry I can't help but welcome to the group!!

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Old 03-31-2008, 02:26 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome, you didn't say if this was a stuffed chicken dish or not. I have not had it but have found a few recipes for the stuffed chicken without olives or peppers.
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:34 PM   #4
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It's not stuffed. The chicken is cut up in small pices and mixed in with the spinach and cream cheese/sour cream mixture. It come in one of those little baking dishes from Pampered Chef and is bubbling hot. ... Oh, so good!!
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:58 PM   #6
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According to their menu:

Savory Baja sauce and spinach top a tender grilled red-pepper chicken breast. Served with pico de gallo and flour tortillas.
Next time you go there ask them what is in the sauce mixture - find out if it's the white queso, or cream cheese...they might tell you some basics.

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Here is an espinaca dip recipe that might help.

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Old 03-31-2008, 04:09 PM   #7
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Hi red, welcome.

Gotta tell you from my experience with Mexican recipes, even in Mexico, they just give you the basics like the pollo and espincaca (spinach) and leave you without a clue to the additives.

But you have the basics, the chiicken, cream cheese (and mixed with sour cream works), and the spinach.

Try a batch on your own. And go back to the restaurant and see if you can detect a difference and try to determine what that is.

Have no better idea, sorry.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:57 PM   #8
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Thanks auntdot... maybe I will have to ty a batch on my own. I think I will def. need to go and try it out first before to make sure I remeber the taste correctly.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:58 PM   #10
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I'm also in the las vegas area, and I have been dying to get this particular recipe. I've tried duplicating it for the past 8 years and have come close but still no cigar. I know it is chopped chicken and sauteed spinach with a mix of cream cheese, sour cream and some sort of VERY finely diced pepper if not just the juice from a pepper. Then it is topped with a shredded white cheese and broiled for about 15 minutes. I tried a couple different peppers but they don't have quite the right taste. I think Jalapeno may be the winner. I also tried Tobasco at one point, but that definitely wasn't it! Maybe together we can figure out the key!

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