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Think of this saucy chicken stew as a Mexican twist on Italian comfort food, especially when served over creamy polenta. Poblano chiles become smoky and lose some of their intensity when broiled. Wrap the peppers in the same foil used to line the pan, and let stand so that the steam can loosen the skins before you peel them.

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Recipe Summary

Serves 4


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  • Preheat broiler to high.

  • Place peppers on a foil-lined baking sheet; rub with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Broil 10 minutes or until blackened on all sides, turning occasionally. Wrap peppers in foil; let stand 10 minutes. Unwrap; remove skins and seeds. Coarsely chop peppers.

  • Heat remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over high. Add onion, oregano, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add tomato, adobo sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in peppers, juice, and chicken; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.

  • Bring milk to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high. Reduce heat to medium-low; add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and polenta, whisking constantly. Cook 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Place 3/4 cup polenta in each of 4 shallow bowls; top each serving with 3/4 cup chicken mixture.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; fat 14.4g; saturated fat 4.6g; mono fat 6.7g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 19g; carbohydrates 47g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 43mg; iron 2mg; sodium 619mg; calcium 259mg; sugars 15g.