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Chicken with Tomatillos Recipe

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chicken and tomatillos with rice

This is a nice chicken stew type recipe using tomatillos.  Around here we only see tomatillos in the stores for a few weeks, so it is nice to make something using them when they are available.  I got this recipe from my mom, although she usually makes it with pork and I like it with chicken.  It is quick and easy, and can be make in about half an hour.

Yield: 4

Chicken with Tomatillos Recipe

Chicken with Tomatillos Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 lb chicken, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 lb tomatillos, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a sauce pan. Then mix the chicken with the cumin, chili powder and pepper. Brown in the oil for 2-3 minutes until no longer pink, and remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Brown 1 cup chopped onions in pan for 2-3 minutes. Then add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Add the cubed tomatillos and salt and stir well. After 1 minute return the chicken to the pan. Cover and simmer on low for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the tomatoes. Top with coriander sprigs and serve with rice.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 395mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 6gSugar: 12gProtein: 24g

By on August 3rd, 2012

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