Rating: 4 stars
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It's not hard to make your own salsa verde, with fresher flavor and much less sodium than jarred versions: Simply blacken tomatillos, chiles, and onions; then blend.

Tiffany Vickers Davis
Recipe by Cooking Light December 2013

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Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
40 mins
total:
4 hrs 40 mins
Yield:
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 chicken quarter and 3/4 cup sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler.

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  • Combine first 5 ingredients, tossing to coat. Arrange mixture on a jelly-roll pan. Broil 10 minutes or until vegetables are blackened in spots. Place mixture in a blender; add cilantro, chopped oregano, cornstarch, salt, pepper, and stock. 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). Blend until smooth.

  • Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 4 chicken leg quarters; cook 5 minutes or until well browned. Repeat procedure with cooking spray and remaining chicken. Arrange chicken in a 6-quart electric slow cooker; top with tomatillo mixture. Cover and cook on LOW 4 hours or until done. Separate thighs and drumsticks, if desired. Serve with lime wedges; garnish with oregano leaves, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

302 calories; fat 10.6g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 3.9g; poly fat 2.7g; protein 38.5g; carbohydrates 12.8g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 175mg; iron 2.3mg; sodium 505mg; calcium 49mg.
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