Suegra's Tomatillo Chicken

Suegra's Tomatillo Chicken

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Cyber Pana
Recipe by  Cyber Pana

“Chicken pieces are seared and then simmered in a tomatillo sauce. This is my mother in law's recipe from the state of Zacatecas, Mexico. Serve with warm tortillas and your choice of rice or beans as side. We recommend a cold cola pop to accompany your delicious meal.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place the tomatillos, California chilies, and red chile peppers into a small roasting pan or a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for about 20 minutes, turning frequently. If the chilies start to get too dark, remove them and place into a food processor or blender.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces and cook, turning to sear evenly on all sides.
  3. Combine the tomatillos and chilies in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt to taste. Pour this mixture in with the chicken. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until chicken is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

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Toney Miller

Toney Miller

The dish is a nice idea but the tomatillos have a very sourish flavor once roasted. You will need to cut the flavor with a small amount of suger.



This was a great recipe! I did put a tablespoon of sugar in the blender with the tomatillos and peppers but that is all I changed. When I tasted the sauce at first I thought WOW! this is hot but after it cooked it had just the right amount of spice! I made rice to eat with it!

Joey Joan

Joey Joan

I made the recipe as written. I loved it. I have a garden full of tomatillo's that are about to be made like this and froze.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 487 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 33.7 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 37.8 g
  • 76%
  • Cholesterol
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 198 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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