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Spicy Chicken In Pumpkin Seed Sauce

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  Boneless chicken breast fillets 4
  Onion 1⁄2
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Fresh coriander sprigs 2
  Water 1 3⁄4 Pint (4 Cups / 1 Liter)
For sauce
  Canned tomatillos 14 Ounce, drained (2 Cans 440 Gram Each)
  Serrano chilies 12
  Coriander 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm)
  Onion 1⁄4 , chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Green pumpkin seeds 1 1⁄2 Ounce (1 1/2 Cup / 45 Gram)
  Unsalted peanuts 3 Tablespoon

1. Place chicken, onion, garlic, coriander stalks and water in a saucepan over a low heat, bring to simmering and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove chicken from liquid. Strain cooking liquid and discard solids. Reserve liquid for sauce.
2. To make sauce, place tomatillos, chilies, coriander leaves, onion and garlic in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
3. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat, add pumpkin seeds (pepitas) and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until seeds pop and are golden. Place pumpkin seeds (pepitas) and peanuts in a clean food processor or blender and process to make a paste.
4. Return nut paste to frying pan and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until golden. Gradually stir in tomatillo mixture and 2 cups/500 ml/16 fl oz of the reserved cooking liquid, bring to simmering and simmer, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Add chicken to sauce and simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1001 Calories from Fat 301

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g54.8%

Saturated Fat 5.9 g29.7%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 208.8 mg69.6%

Sodium 349.8 mg14.6%

Total Carbohydrates 64 g21.5%

Dietary Fiber 18.2 g73%

Sugars 13.5 g

Protein 107 g214.2%

Vitamin A 96.6% Vitamin C 106.1%

Calcium 19.9% Iron 45%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spicy Chicken In Pumpkin Seed Sauce Recipe