Grilled Cumin Chicken with Fresh Tomatillo Sauce

  • Jenbalsa Posted: 02/04/10
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    Great! I added a little more salt and spices to mine and turned out yummy. From now on I will always make my own salsa verde instead of buying it! OH and added about a tsp of lime to the chicken marinade.

  • Lowmaint Posted: 05/21/09
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    Awesome! The combination of flavors was outstanding! And the sauce?! Make extra and freeze! It would be wonderful on fish, pork, etc! Great recipe if you like a little "heat"!

  • carolfitz Posted: 06/13/09
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    Very easy. Added a bit more cumin, pepper & garlic than called for. Great tomatillo sauce, bright green colors. Along with the chipotle, we added scant 1/2c (rinsed and drained) black beans to the rice just before serving. Served corn on the cob. Pretty good.

  • cyndi2774 Posted: 12/30/09
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    We made this for dinner last night, and we LOVED it. Even my mother, who is iffy about trying new things (like tomatillos) adored it and repeatedly said it was delicious. We will be adding this to our family faves cookbook, which is a high honor, because not many recipes make it.

  • sohacomom Posted: 04/18/10
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    This was a tasty dish. I used thighs instead of breast just as a family preference. The tomatillo sauce was so refreshing and tasty. We used the chipotle rice and found it was delicious. This will be on our rotation.

  • JillyBurke Posted: 06/26/09
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    This recipe required a lot of work and in the end I thought it was just good, nothing special.

  • Minimcw Posted: 05/21/09
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    I would say the chicken was just ok but the sauce was awesome! I marinated the chicken for about 2 hours but had to add a little more olive oil to the mixture because there wasnt much to it (and I only used 3 chicken breasts). I sauteed the chicken in about a tablespoon of olive oil since I don't have a grill and covered they still took awhile since they were thick. It was very moist even with the long cooking time but just tasted like basic chicken. The sauce was AWESOME though! I had to use canned tomatillos since my grocery store didn't have fresh and therefore skipped the stovetop part of the recipe. I added additional cilantro, garlic and salt since I omitted the jalapeno and it was amazing. 5 stars for the sauce alone! I made some brown rice as a side and definitely drenched it in the tomatillo sauce! So good!

  • EllenDeller Posted: 08/17/09
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    We really loved this dish. My changes: add 1 Tb lime juice, some fresh oregano, and a full rounded tsp. cumin to the marinade and marinate 2 hours. Splash another TB of lime and a TB of tequila on the chicken as it finishes (I did the chicken in a cast iron skillet on the stove). The sauce was fabulous, too. Served with steamed zukes and a simple spanish rice (1 cup rice, cups chicken broth, 1/2 cup mexican tomato sauce).

  • PhDcook Posted: 06/28/09
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    This is a wonderful recipe. I put about 1/4 cup of the adobe in the rice and it's so flavorful. The sauce is outstanding. I think it's even better cold. I also made black beans with chopped onion, garlic, oregano and everything went together wonderfully. I marinate the chicken for several hours. This meal could be served in a Mexican restaurant, but even better than that because it's healthier. Now in my regular rotation.

  • kateford Posted: 05/11/10
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    This recipe was so easy and tasted amazing. The entire time we were eating my husband couldn't say Mmmm enough. He is very excited to have it again. We are having a bbq in a few weeks and I think this will be on the menu. I did substitute parsely for the cilantro, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I served with black beans and rice (black beans and salsa added to rice) and fresh green beans.

  • Jessie123 Posted: 07/02/09
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    This was a quick, light and fresh dinner. I served it with a corn salad and it was delicious together. I followed the directions exactly. It was my first time using tomatillos and I found them very easy to work with.

  • Monica3 Posted: 05/05/09
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    Holy cow! This stuff was good. I followed the recipe as it was written, except that I used canned tomatillos instead of fresh ones. I also added an additional tablespoon of lime juice to the sauce. This was super delicious, and I cannot wait to make it again.

  • AnnArtisan Posted: 04/08/10
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    I loved this. It tastes very much like Applebee's Fiesta Lime Chicken, but much lower in calories. I think it's certainly worthy of serving to guests. I added three or four times as much chipotle to the rice and also tossed in some sun-dried tomatoes. Yum!

  • JeannieAHataway Posted: 05/21/09
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    So Good. I made it precisely like the recipe called for. That rice has a KICK! I threw some corn on the grill as well to make it a complete dinner. Easy weeknight meal.

  • Saecca Posted: 06/17/09
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    I had never used tomatillos before, so it was interesting to explore how they cooked and tasted. I wonder if green salsa (salsa verde) would have been a faster alternative to making the sauce myself? The rice with the dish was fantastic! Just the right amount of kick!

  • nomnom Posted: 01/28/10
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    This a recipe where the sum is greater than the parts. When tasted separately neither is that good, but combined it has potential. We made tacos with this using corn tortillas. I'm going to play with that some more - the first time I added lemon juice to chicken marinade, and let it soak in there a while. I didn't have fresh cilantro and I added about 1/3 cup sour cream at the end cuz the sauce just didn't taste right. It was a little too tangy but after sitting it was better. I wouldn't ask for it as my birthday dinner and probably wouldn't serve it to impress anyone, but it was a satisfying meal (plus I've always wanted to try tomatillos).

  • Maureen73 Posted: 05/02/09
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    My husband went bonkers over the sauce! He wanted to eat it by the spoonful! We will definitely be making this again. The chicken was wonderful as well. Grilled it 6 mins. on each side as recommended, and it turned out juicy and tender. This could be good with some types of grilled fish, too. Can't wait to try it out with dinner guests.

  • IamLisa Posted: 05/20/09
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    This was amazing! I followed the recipe exactly and I wouldn't change anything. The rice complimented the chicken perfectly. The sauce was so fresh and was surprisingly not too spicy. I made a salad with goat cheese, spinach, mushrooms and avocado, and a light dressing with lime juice, olive oil, cumin and salt and it was the perfect meal. I will definitely serve this at my next dinner party.

  • oaklandrosie Posted: 05/28/09
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    Fantastic! I added a touch of lime juice to the marinade because I love it. I'm sure it would be just as tasty without it. My only suggestion is to double the sauce because it's fabulous. Perfect for a family gathering or for friends hanging out in the backyard. Pass the margaritas!

  • cherie70 Posted: 05/20/11
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    Great recipe! I have made as stated but also substituting mahimahi for the chicken and it was equally good. For quicker preperation I have used a 7 oz can of Herdez green salsa in place of the tomatillo sauce. Very good with many possibilities for variations.

  • seaside725 Posted: 03/30/12
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    This was a great dish. I also used canned tomatillos. The spices were just right for this dish. I served it with white rice and my family enjoyed it.

  • nicoledallal Posted: 01/19/13
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    Honestly I can't remember the chicken, but the salsa- the salsa is possibly the best salsa verde I've ever had! Great with tortilla chips. Make this just for the salsa, it rates more than 5 stars.

  • Kilyena Posted: 04/23/13
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    This was kinda bland even though I upped the cumin and garlic for the marinade and I marinaded for two hours even though it says only 15 minutes. The tomatillo sauce was so so. I don't like to give less than great reviews but I just couldn't give this more than 3 stars. The rice dish listed on the recipe at the bottom was edible but it left a wierd after taste. I'm a fan of tomatillo's so this recipe got my attention but I won't be making it again. My husband is of the same opinion.

  • daneanp Posted: 07/21/13
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    Really, really good. I marinated the chicken for about an hour. I didn't have a jalapeno so I used a few pickled jalapenos I had in the fridge and it was just the right amount of heat. Served with saffron rice, sauted zucchini and onion, and a simple salad of sliced tomatoes and avocado. The whole family loved it.

  • kriken111 Posted: 04/22/13
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    I made this for my family and we LOVED it!! The chicken alone is delicious...add to that the tomatillo sauce...Absolutely fantastic!!! Very easy to make too. As we ate it, we were discussing what else the sauce would be good on or used as a marinade for. Next up...steak kabobs!!! HIGHLY recommend this dish!!!

  • Spoilme210 Posted: 10/09/12
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    This is a pretty good recipe. But I would recommend using a blender and not a food processor. Mine stayed pretty chunky didn't get smooth.

  • karamullis Posted: 05/31/13
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    We LOVED this recipe! The chicken on it's own was fantastic (although I let it marinate for 6 hours). The tomatillo sauce was perfect! It's one of my favorite flavors but I've never been successful making a good one until now. I used canned tomatillos b/c I've had bad luck with the fresh ones in our local market and it was still amazing. Will make this many more times!

  • SMoncz Posted: 05/03/13
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    I normally don't like spicy foods, but this sauce had the perfect amount of spicy to satisfy my husband as well (he likes spicy food). Also gave me an excuse to finally get a nice food processor. :)))) I made this dinner with steamed carrots (garlic salt and a touch of cinnamon for seasoning) and sauteed zucchini as my carb (flavored with garlic salt, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and a bit of cinnamon). Both my husband and I really enjoyed this meal and will definitely be making it again.

  • skidwell Posted: 04/21/13
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    We loved this..I doubled the sauce and used skinless/ boneless chicken thighs...used my immersion blender to blend the sauce,

  • Learmanswife Posted: 08/05/14
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    This was very good.

  • eewilson Posted: 05/22/14
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    Excellent summer recipe. Love the grilled chicken with the freshness of the tomatillo sauce. Very family friendly although we kept spice level low for little guy. Served with tortillas and beans. Can't wait for leftovers.

  • pmcalabrese Posted: 06/24/14
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    My family loved the chicken. The tomatillo sauce was great - right amount of heat. Before I used the blender to puree this, I gave both the Tomatillos and Jalapenos a slight char on the grill and then ran through the blender. I made the rice and it was spicy enough for everyone. I also added toasted almonds to it to give it a little crunch.

  • Cynthia530 Posted: 09/28/13
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    Very easy recipe. Never cooked with tomatillos either, but it was very easy. The salsa verde recipe is truly delicious! I could just scoop the leftover salsa up with tortilla chips. Did not have the adobes to make the rice, next time :-)

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