Chicken & Tomatillo Filling

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From: EatingWell Magazine January/February 1997

Tomatillo-sauced chicken is a tasty filling for tamales, tacos or enchiladas.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 12-ounce bottle beer, preferably Mexican
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup Tomatillo Sauce, (recipe follows)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

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  1. Combine chicken, beer, oregano and bay leaf in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, until chicken is no longer pink inside, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool in liquid. Drain, discard bay leaf, and shred chicken (you should have about 2 cups).
  2. Combine the chicken and Tomatillo Sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1/4 cup
  • Per serving: 72 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 23 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 41 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 93 mg sodium; 126 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 lean meat

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