Chicken in Pipian Sauce (Pumpkin Seed)

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by LynnG 2

A fabulous southwestern chicken dish with a savory nutty and slightly spicy sauce. This came from "Cooking with Love from Arizona".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, toast pumpkin seeds, almonds and cumin seeds over low heat, shaking pan, until almonds are golden brown.
  2. In blender or food processor, grind toasted mixture.
  3. Add onion, garlic, chilies, cilantro and 1 cup broth. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour mixture into medium saucepan. Stir in remaining broth and lemon juice.
  5. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, season chicken with salt and pepper.
  7. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sauté chicken until browned.
  8. Reduce heat to low, pour pumpkin seeds sauce over chicken and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink and sauce is thick.

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