Recipe by Chef Heather
This is so good! I usually poach chicken breasts in broth and shred the meat instead of buying the Deli Roasted whole chicken. Shredded chicken and broth can be frozen ahead of time to use as needed, which is so convenient for a recipe like this one. You will love this, try it!
- 12 tomatillos, husked and rinsed
- 2 jalapeno peppers, stemmed
- 1 onion, quartered
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
- 1 lime, juice of
- 3 poblano peppers
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 onion, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups canned chicken stock
- 1 (3 lb) roasted deli chicken, boned, meat shredded
- 1 leaf from 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 12 large flour tortillas
- 1⁄2 lb monterey jack cheese, shredded
Directions See How It's Made
- Make the salsa:
- Put the tomatillos, jalapenos, and onion in a saucepan with the vinegar and water to cover.
- Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and poach until the tomatillos are soft, about 10 minutes. Drain.
- Put the vegetables in a blender, add the cumin, and puree.
- Add the cilantro, lime juice, and salt, and pulse to combine. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, place the poblano peppers directly over the flame on a gas stove and cook, turning with tongs, until the skin is charred and blackened. (Or, if you have an electric stove, put the chiles on a baking sheet and broil, turning with tongs, until the skin is blackened.).
- Skin the peppers; then seed, core, and dice them.
- Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the onion and cook until softened and caramelized, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook 1 minute.
- Stir in the cumin and cook 1 minute.
- Add the flour and cook, stirring, 1 more minute.
- Gradually pour in the stock, stirring constantly. Bring to a simmer, stirring to make sure the flour doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan; the liquid will thicken. Fold in the chicken, diced peppers, and cilantro, and season well with salt and pepper.
- To assemble the dish:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Get your self a large baking dish. Dip a tortilla into the tomatilla salsa and put it on a cutting board.
- Put a big scoop of the chicken mixture in the center, sprinkle with a little of the cheese, and roll the tortilla like a cigar to enclose the filling.
- Use a spatula to place it seam side down in the baking dish.
- Continue to fill all of the tortillas and put them in the baking dish.
- Pour the remaining tomatilla salsa over the top and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
- Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes until bubbly and cracked on top.
- Serve hot with guacamole and sour cream.