Rating: 4 stars
13 Ratings
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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2013

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
29 mins
total:
29 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 breast half and 1/3 cup chile verde)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

258 calories; fat 8.4g; saturated fat 1.5g; mono fat 3.9g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 37g; carbohydrates 7.1g; fiber 1.7g; cholesterol 109mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 494mg; calcium 20mg.
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