Jocon - Guatemalen Chicken Dish

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Bugeah

I found this recipe from World Vision. It looks a little funny, but it tastes great! It takes a while to cook, but well worth the effort. You can make the chicken ahead to cut down on cooking time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put chicken in a large pot with the water and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer slowly for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Remove chicken to a bowl, strain and set aside the broth.
  4. Let chicken cool and shred. Set aside.
  5. Toast the sesame and pumpkin seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat till lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  6. Put seeds in a coffee grinder or food processor and grind to a fine powder.
  7. Add sesame and pumpkin seed powder and all remaining ingredients to a food processor or blender. This will produce a green sauce.
  8. Add 1 cup of the broth and process till smooth.
  9. Return chicken to the large pot. Pour green sauce over the chicken and add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of remaining broth to bring to a sauce-like consistency.
  10. Heat over medium-low heat and simmer an additional 15-25 minutes.
  11. Serve with rice and tortillas.

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