Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
From Bon Appetit For a quicker version of this stew, replace the fresh chiles with 2 cups canned roasted green chiles. Poblano chiles are available at Latin markets, farmers' markets, specialty foods stores, and some supermarkets
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 bunch cilantro, trimmed, stems and leaves separated
- 2 onions, chopped, divided
- 1 head garlic, halved crosswise
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon coriander seed
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
- 1 lb tomatillo, husked
- 4 italian peppers
- Preheat oven to 450°. Combine chicken, cilantro stems, 1 onion, and next 6 ingredients in a large pot. Add water to cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer very gently until chicken is just cooked through, about 25 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and let cool slightly; shred into bite-size pieces. Strain broth through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl; set aside.
- Meanwhile, arrange tomatillos, peppers, and chiles in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and roast, stirring occasionally, until charred, 12–15 minutes. Transfer peppers and chiles to a bowl and cover tightly with plastic; let steam for 15 minutes, then peel and seed. Combine peppers, chiles, and tomatillos in a food processor and purée, adding reserved broth as necessary, until a coarse purée forms.
- Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add remaining 1 onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and caramelized in spots, about 15 minutes. Stir in tomatillo purée and remaining reserved broth; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and add chicken. Serve stew over rice and garnish with cilantro leaves.