Tomatillo Chicken


Makes 4 servings


1 pound tomatillos
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 can (4 ounces) diced green chili peppers
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese


  1. Remove papery husks from tomatillos; rinse under cold water. Cut into quarters and set aside.
  2. Sprinkle cumin on both sides of chicken breasts. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and chicken and cook for 3 minutes on each side until chicken is browned (the chicken will not be cooked through at this point).
  3. Add reserved tomatillos, broth, chilies and cilantro and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and tomatillos are tender. Transfer chicken and tomatillo sauce to serving plates; garnish with cheese.


In Step 3, transfer cooked chicken to serving plates. Carefully transfer tomatillo mixture to blender; purée. Pour puréed mixture over cooked chicken; garnish with cheese.

Nutritional Information

Calories 308
Calories from Fat 42 %
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 91 mg
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 34 g
Sodium 378 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 2
Meat 4
Fat 1

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