Chicken Chili Verde

  • Yield: servings


4large pablano peppers
1 1/2pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-- jalapeno pepper (seeded and chopped)
1-- med. chopped onion
3cloves garlic, grated
20-- tomatillos, peeled and coarsely chopped
2-- limes, one zested
2 1/2cups chicken stock
1 1/2teaspoons cumin
1/4cup chopped cilantro


Heat broiler and a grill pan to high

drizzle grill pan with olive oil and when hot place chicken on it. season with salt and pepper and cook through. Chop into bite sized pieces.

while cooking the chicken,place pablano peppers under broiler and char on all sides. (about 15 min.) remove from broiler and place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for 5 minutes. Peel, seed and chop peppers.

heat a dutch over or soup pot over med-high heat and add onion, jalapeno and garlic. let cook while you put the tomatillos in a food processor or blender and just pulse till its the consistency of chunky salsa. then add them to the onion, jalapeno and garlic and cook for 5 min.

Add chicken stock to pot and stir in chicken and cumin. simmer for 5 min. and add pablano peppers and 3 tbls. chopped cilantro. turn heat off.

Add juice of 2 limes and serve topped with cilantro and lime zest.