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Chicken with Quick Chile Verde

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on time 29 mins
Total time 29 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 breast half and 1/3 cup chile verde)
Serve with Grapefruit, Walnut, and Feta Salad and Herbed Corn Muffins. Or serve with Rosemary-Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Snap Pea and Radish Sauté. If you can't find fresh tomatillos, substitute canned whole tomatillos and use less salt. Grilled lime wedges are a zesty garnish.

Ingredients

Nutrition Information

  • calories 258
  • fat 8.4 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 3.9 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 37 g
  • carbohydrate 7.1 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 109 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 494 mg
  • calcium 20 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.

  2. While chicken cooks, heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, onion, and next 5 ingredients (through jalapeño); cook 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Place tomatillo mixture in a blender; add lime juice. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Pulse 10 times or until a chunky salsa forms. Spoon tomatillo mixture over chicken; sprinkle with cilantro.

Cook's Notes

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