Tomatillo Braised Chicken

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235 CALORIES 9g CARBS 5g FAT 38g PROTEIN
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(4 Old SmartPoints™)
(6 PointsPlus®)
Tomatillos rank among one of my favorite ingredients. The slightly tangy, slighty herbal, slighty sweet friend of the tomato brings something special to any dish in my opinion. It is traditionally used in salsas and stews like in this recipe where it is made into salsa and used to quickly braise chicken on the stove-top until it is tender and delicious. Use chicken breasts or chicken thighs depending on your preferences and adjust the heat to your liking. You can also making it creamy by adding a touch of sour cream, crema, or even cream cheese when you are finishing the dish.
The Recipe
Tomatillo Braised Chicken

Tomatillo Braised Chicken

Adapted from cooklight.com
PREP TIME: 20 Min
COOK TIME: 20 Min
TOTAL TIME: 40 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 3/4 lb tomatillos, husks removed
  • 6 U garlic cloves
  • 2 U medium jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup nonfat chicken broth
  • 1.5 tsp all purpose flour (leave out for Paleo/low-carb/gluten free, Whole30®)
  • 24 oz boneless skinless chicken breast (or thighs)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil

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Instructions

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1

Preheat the broiler to high. Place the tomatillos, whole garlic cloves, and jalapenos on a baking sheet. Broil for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through until lightly charred. Alternatively you could grill these in a basket until charred.

2

Add to a blender along with cilantro and chicken broth. Blend until smooth.

3

Toss the chicken breast with flour, salt, and pepper.

4

Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the chicken breast and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side until browned. Flip and cook for 2-3 more minutes.

5

Add the tomatillo sauce and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

6

If making it creamy, turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream. Make sure to adjust calories and PointsPlus®.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6 oz. chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235
Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 83mg
27%
Sodium 369mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 4g
Protein 38g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

Make it creamy! Add 1/2 cup low fat sour cream.
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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