Chicken Chile Verde

  • Yield: servings


1/4cup olive oil
1/4cup minced garlic (about 8 cloves)
4cups chopped onion (about 3 medium)
1/2cup finely diced jalapenos (about 5)
1/4cup chopped fresh oregano (leaves
-- only)
1tablespoon cumin seeds
8-- boneless skinless chicken thighs,
-- (trim excess fat, cut into 1" strips)
6cups of chicken stock (low sodium)
2cups chopped tomatoes, skins removed
-- (about 4 medium)
2cups chopped tomatillos, husks removed
-- (about 12 medium)
2cups roasted Anaheim chilies, seeded
-- (about 6 7)
2medium raw Russet potatoes, peeled
-- and shredded
2cups fresh corn, off the cob(about 3 ears)
1tablespoon Kosher salt
Garnishes and Sides:
-- Steamed Rice, Queso Fresco cheese,
-- fresh cilantro, grilled corn tortillas


Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed soup pot over med-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, and jalapenos. Cook and stir until onions are tender. Add the oregano and cook a few more minutes. Remove and set aside in a bowl. Into the same pot, still over medium -high heat, pour about 1Tbl. of oil. Add cumin seeds, stirring constantly until they just begin to brown (careful not to burn). Add the chicken, and stir-fry until all the pieces are just cooked through. Add the remaining ingredients, including the reserved mixture of onions, etc. Bring all to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 45 minutes, adjust seasoning;
Serve in wide soup bowls over rice.

Garnish each with crumbled Queso Fresco and sprigs of fresh cilantro, and grilled corn tortillas on the side.