Pollo Con Chiles Verdes Frescos

45 mins (prep 15, cooking 30)
22 ingredients
4 servings
From a local source. The original recipe was printed on the back of a package of whole chicken from the 80s. I rearranged the recipe in only a few places. Servings are estimated. I know it's tempting to want to use canned green chilies but it's much better to roast your own. What the sauce lacks in eye appeal makes up in taste. The chicken was served with plain homemade black beans, Pilaf With Tomato Turkish-Style (Domatesli Pilav), a tossed crisp romaine salad with asparagus and carrots, this dressing Burnt Honey and Orange Vinaigrette and locally made flour tortillas.

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  • 2 lbs chicken thighs (or breasts if you prefer. i did not pound out the chicken with a mallet this time.)
  • 1 teaspoon dried chipotle powder, plus more for garnish (original recipe called for 2 tsp. regular chili powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon spanish smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon achiote powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (a last minute addition)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (1/4 teaspoon of regular salt was replaced with 'salish' smoked salt)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons oil (i tested with grape seed oil but be sure to use an oil with a high flash point)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced white onion
  • 1/3-1/2 cup roasted fresh anaheim chili (about 2-3 fresh anaheim chilis)
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup mexican crema, at room temperature
  • 1 lime, juice and zest of
  • chopped fresh cilantro (fresh! or substitute fresh parsley or fresh chives if you don't like cilantro.)
  • lime zest
  • lime slice


Serving Size (76.5 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 130.81 Calories from Fat 94.41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.49g 64.55%
Saturated Fat 1.42g 28.49%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1238.47mg 206.41%
Total Carbohydrate 10.97g 14.62%
Dietary Fiber 6.98 g 111.67%
Sugars 1.49 g %
Protein 3.66g 29.25%
Vitamin A 5846.61IU% Vitamin C 0.61mg%
Calcium 71.48mg% Iron 3.55mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chicken thighs, chipotle powder, spanish smoked paprika, achiote powder, ground cumin, finely diced white onion, anaheim, roasted, mexican crema, chopped fresh cilantro, lime zest, lime slice