Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a delicious Mexican dish that has a garlic sauce that is thickened with almonds, a definite Spanish influence. Adjust the spiciness to your taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown chicken on all sides in oil in a large pot.
  2. Add onion, garlic, and serranos to the pot.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Add stock, then simmer, covered, over low heat, for about 1 hour, or until chicken is tender.
  5. In a blender or food processor, combine almonds, sliced garlic, and 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.
  6. Process into a coarse paste.
  7. Remove chicken from pot and add paste to the pot and cook until sauce has reduced and thickened.
  8. Place chicken on a platter and cover with sauce and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  9. Serve over rice.


Most Helpful

I made this dish years ago and really liked it and was glad to find the recipe again. I wish I could give this three and a half stars -- it's pretty good, but a little bland and it didn't really thicken up. Also, it's pale and somewhat colorless without the cilantro. Maybe I could have browned the chicken more. Or used a spicier peppper and more cilantro. On the positive side, the kids liked it. Thanks for posting. I'll try it again some time.

fluffernutter September 11, 2007

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