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Chicken & Tomatillo Filling

January/February 1997

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Tomatillo-sauced chicken is a tasty filling for tamales, tacos or enchiladas.


Chicken & Tomatillo Filling

Makes: About 2 cups

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 12-ounce bottle beer, preferably Mexican
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup Tomatillo Sauce, (recipe follows)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

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Preparation

  1. Combine chicken, beer, oregano and bay leaf in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, until chicken is no longer pink inside, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool in liquid. Drain, discard bay leaf, and shred chicken (you should have about 2 cups).
  2. Combine the chicken and Tomatillo Sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Per 1/4-cup serving: 73 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 24 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 0 g fiber; 71 mg sodium; 120 mg potassium.

Exchanges: 1 lean meat


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
8 or more
Main Ingredient
Chicken
Meal/Course
Dinner

Holiday
Cinco de Mayo
Style/Theme
Everyday favorites
Type of Dish
Main dish, poultry
Ethnic/Regional
Mexican
Southwest
Publication
January/February 1997
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