Reina Pepiada Arepa Chips
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup onions, diced
2 Tablespoons garlic, minced
12 ounces white meat chicken, finely diced
4 Tablespoons homemade mayonnaise (or substitute commercial mayonnaise)
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 ripe avocado
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper
1 cup Harina Pan corn flour
1 cup water
1 teaspoon olive oil
Heat a sauté pan on medium heat. Add vegetable oil, onions and garlic and cook until caramelized. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 10 minutes while stirring with a wooden spoon. When the chicken is done, remove from heat and transfer to a bowl to cool in the refrigerator. Once the chicken has cooled, mix it with homemade mayonnaise, Tabasco sauce and salt and pepper.
In another bowl, mash avocado and cilantro with a fork, and season mixture with salt and pepper.
For arepa chips:
Add corn flour, water and olive oil to a bowl. Mix the ingredients and knead dough until it forms a uniform ball. On a Silpat, roll out dough with a rolling pin until it is very thin. Cut dough into round circles using a cookie cutter.
In a preheated 400°F oven, bake circles on the Silpat for 8 minutes. The chips are ready when they are almond colored.
For presentation, assemble a four-tier tower, placing an arepa chip on the bottom, then adding a small amount of chicken, mashed avocado and topping with another chip. Repeat this four times. When finished, garnish with cilantro oil or additional chopped cilantro.