Chicken Chilaquiles With Salsa Verde

Ingredients

1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
4 serrano or jalapeƱo chilies, sliced, seeded and chopped (optional)
1-2 garlic cloves
1/2 white onion, coarsely chopped, plus 2 thin white onion slices, separated into rings
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
1/2 pound corn tortilla chips, (about 8 cups)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups cooked chicken meat (preferably breast), shredded
1 cup crema or sour cream
1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco

Preparation

1
Place the tomatillos in a small saucepan and add enough water to just cover them. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer and cook until the tomatillos begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
2
Add the chiles and garlic and continue cooking until the tomatillos are soft, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat.
3
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tomatillos, chilies and garlic to a blender; reserve the cooking liquid. Add the chopped onion and 1/2 cup of the tomatillo cooking liquid to the blender and process until well blended, leaving some texture.
4
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil until it is hot but not smoking. Pour in the tomatillo mixture all at once and stir vigorously. Stir in an additional 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid along with the 1/2 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered, until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Add more liquid if necessary.
5
Just before serving, carefully stir the tortilla chips, cilantro and shredded chicken into the sauce and continue cooking until softened but not mushy, about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt if necessary.
6
Scoop the mixture into a warmed serving dish or onto warmed individual plates. To garnish, spoon on the crema and scatter the onion rings and cheese on top.
7
Serve with refried beans.

 



About

Chilaquiles is a typical Mexican breakfast of tortillas bathed in either a red or green tomatillo sauce. Chicken is often added, but it is delicious as well without. It's an excellent way to use up leftover tortillas and chicken!

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 12:58pm

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