Mexican Pollo En Pipian

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Queen Dragon Mom

For authenticity, leave out the peanut butter. Use your molcajete to grind the chilis. Then add the broth. Prep time includes cooking time for chicken.

Top Review by chilesincarne

the key ingredient of pipian is pumpkin seeds.... but I couldn't find them. I believe the recipe should be adapted so people that do not know pipian can get a better idea of it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove stems and seeds from chiles.
  2. Chop chiles, and combine with 1/2 cup hot water in a small bowl; cover and set aside 1 hour.
  3. Drain.
  4. Combine chicken and next 6 ingredients in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil.
  5. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour.
  6. Remove chicken and vegetables from broth; set aside. Strain broth; reserve 1 cup and return 2 cups to Dutch oven.
  7. Bone and chop chicken; return chicken and vegetables to Dutch oven.
  8. Combine chiles and reserved 1 cup of broth in container of an electric blender; process under smooth.
  9. Add peanut butter; process until smooth.
  10. Add to chicken mixture; stir well.
  11. Add salt, cinnamon, thyme, and cloves; stir well.
  12. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  13. Serve with rice and tortillas.

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