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Make your friends "green" with envy at your slow cooker savvy by serving up this savory Southwestern-style entrée, loaded with tomatillos, onion, and roasted poblano and jalapeño peppers. Corn tortillas and a simple green salad round out the menu.

Recipe by Oxmoor House September 2012

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Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 3/4 cup sauce, and about 1 tablespoon cilantro)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler.

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  • Place poblano chiles and jalapeno peppers on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 10 minutes or until blackened and charred, turning occasionally. Place peppers in a paper bag; fold to close tightly. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel chiles and peppers; cut in half lengthwise. Discard seeds and membranes. Chop poblano chiles. Finely chop jalapeno peppers.

  • Combine poblano chiles, jalapeño peppers, tomatillos, and next 4 ingredients (through green chiles) in a large bowl.

  • Sprinkle chicken with cumin and pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of chicken to pan. Cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until browned. Place chicken in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken. Pour tomatillo mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender.

  • Remove chicken from slow cooker; keep warm. Pour sauce into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes or until reduced to 4 1/2 cups.

  • Serve chicken with sauce. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Garnish with sour cream, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Cooking Light Slow Cooker Tonight

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 0.9g; mono fat 2.1g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 37.1g; carbohydrates 20.6g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 86mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 168mg; calcium 55mg.
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