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  3. 4 dried new mexico red chilies* -- stemmed and seeded

  4. -- (wear rubber

  5. -- gloves)

  6. 1 small onion -- (about 1/4 pound),

  7. -- halved 3 large garlic cloves

  8. 2 tablespoons raisins

  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  10. **FOR CHICKEN**

  11. 2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt

  12. 2 large garlic cloves -- minced and mashed

  13. -- to a paste with 1/2

  14. -- teaspoon salt

  15. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  16. four 5-ounce skinless boneless chicken

  17. -- breast halves

  18. 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  19. 1 tablespoon coarsely grated münster

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  1. *available at some specialty foods shopsPreheat oven to 400øF.

  2. Make red chili sauce: In a saucepan simmer chilies, onion, and garlic in water to cover 20 minutes and with a slotted spoon transfer to a blender. Add 1/2 cup cooking liquid, raisins, and salt and blend until smooth. Sauce may be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered.

  3. Make chicken: While chilies are simmering, in a bowl stir together yogurt, garlic paste, cumin, and salt to taste. Add chicken and coat with marinade. Marinate chicken, covered and chilled, at least 15 minutes and up to 1 day.

  4. In a 10-inch non-stick skillet heat oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Add chicken with marinade clinging to it, skinned sides down, and saut‚ 1 minute on each side, or until golden-brown patches appear.

  5. Add chili sauce to skillet and bring to a simmer, uncovered, scraping up any brown bits. Transfer chicken mixture to a shallow baking pan just large enough to hold chicken in one layer and bake, covered, 15 minutes. Remove cover and sprinkle Münster over chicken. Remove pan from oven and let stand 1 minute to melt cheese.


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