Tomatillo-Braised Chicken Thighs

Photo: Andrew Purcell; Styling: Alistair Turnbull  

The tomatillos in this braising sauce offer a tangy contrast to the rich chicken flavor. Select firm (but not hard) fruit that feels heavy in your hand and with the papery husk intact.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 chicken thighs, about 1/3 cup tomatillo sauce, 2 tablespoons tomatoes, and 2 1/4 teaspoons crema)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 25 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 302
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 3.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrate: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 105mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 446mg
  • Calcium: 34mg

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces tomatillos (about 5 medium), husks removed
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1 3/4 pounds), skinned
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons Mexican crema

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. 2. Place first 3 ingredients on a jelly-roll pan; broil 9 minutes, turning after 5 minutes. Combine tomatillo mixture, cilantro, stock, and flour in a blender; process until smooth.
  3. 3. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan, meaty side down; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Turn chicken over; top with tomatillo mixture. Partially cover pan; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 9 minutes or until chicken is done. Sprinkle with tomatoes; top with crema.
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