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Chicken Chile Verde

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Craving for some Mexican foods? You have got to try this dish. Tasty chicken chile verde recipe packs a powerful taste that can be rolled into a burrito, served up with some rice or with tortilla chips. 
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 4
Calories 426 kcal


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound tomatillos, (roughly cut into small pieces)
  • 1 bunch green onions, (coarsely chopped)
  • cups fresh cilantro with tender stems
  • 6 cloves garlic, (minced)
  • 1 ½ pound skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt, (slightly more as needed per your preference)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cups large onion, (chopped)
  • 5 pieces medium Poblano chiles, (cored, seeded, and diced)
  • ¾ cup peeled seeded Anaheim chiles
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick, (about 3-inch)
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • fresh cilantro


  • Using a high speed blender, puree chicken broth with tomatillos, green onions, cilantro stems and fresh cilantro with tender stems. Set salsa verde aside.
  • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels, cut into 1 ½ inch pieces. Transfer to a large bowl, add salt/pepper, flour and toss to coat.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a Dutch Oven over medium heat. Add ⅓ of chicken, shaking any excess flour, then sear until golden brown on both sides for about 10 minutes. Transfer into a large bowl. Repeat this step to cook the remaining chicken pieces.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the same Dutch Oven. Add the onion, Poblano, Anaheim chilies, cumin, paprika and cook until tender for about 4 minutes
  • Add the chicken then pour in the salsa verde from step 1. Add oregano and a cinnamon stick and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium low. Simmer and stirring occasionally until the mixture thickens for about an hour. Season with salt/pepper as needed.
  • Serve with tortilla or rice and fresh cilantro.


Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 37gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 1826mgPotassium: 1041mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 776IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 5mg
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