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Mexico City-style one pan chicken recipe video

Mexico City-style one pan chicken video

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 352 kcal

what you'll need

  • 4 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1 jalapeño diced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup green tomatillo sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp red pepper flakes

for garnish

  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 white onion finely chopped
  • 2 limes cut into wedges
  • 2 jalapeños minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 3 cups rice or quinoa, cooked

let's do it

  • In a large skillet heat 2 Tbsp oil until it shimmers over medium-high heat. Season the chicken and brown on each side for five minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil and heat until shimmering. Sauté the onion, celery and carrot until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the veggies and stir into the mixture. Cook the flour for 1 minute then add chicken broth. Whisk to combine. Scrape the bits (the fond) from bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Nestle the chicken evenly throughout the pan. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and very tender. 5 minutes before serving, stir in the green tomatillo sauce and sprinkle with cilantro and red pepper flakes.
  • While the chicken is simmering, place the optional garnish ingredients in individual small bowls.
  • To serve, place chicken and quinoa on a plate and garnish as you like.


One Last Thing

We used green tomatillo salsa but you could try it with our spicy homemade salsa too!


Calories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 8gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 741mgPotassium: 455mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7g
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