New Mexican-Style Soft Tacos with Hacked Chicken and Salsa Verde (Bobby Flay) Recipe

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New Mexican-Style Soft Tacos with Hacked Chicken and Salsa Verde (Bobby Flay)
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and ancho chile powder. Sear, skin side down, in the oil until golden brown. Turn over and brown on the other side. Remove the chicken to a plate.
  3. Add the onion to the pan and cook until lightly golden brown. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Add the chicken back to the pot, add the chiles, stock, and cilantro, and bring to a boil. Cover and roast in the oven until the chicken easily falls away from the bone, about 40 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pot and strain the cooking liquid into a bowl.
  4. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, remove bones and cut or shred the meat into bite-sized pieces. Place the reserved cooking liquid into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the shredded chicken, turn off the heat and let warm.
  5. Divide the warm chicken among the warm tortillas, top with Salsa Verde and chopped cilantro.
  6. Salsa Verde:
  7. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  8. 1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped
  9. 1 jalapeno, coarsely diced
  10. 8 tomatillos, husked and coarsely chopped
  11. 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  12. 2 tablespoons honey
  13. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  14. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  15. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and jalapeno and cook until soft. Add the tomatillos and cook until soft, about 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender, add the lime juice, honey, and cilantro, and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 684.21 Kcal (2865 kJ)
Calories from fat 354.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39.34g 61%
Cholesterol 145.39mg 48%
Sodium 667.08mg 28%
Potassium 605.81mg 13%
Total Carbs 47.24g 16%
Sugars 3.64g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3.11g 12%
Protein 35.45g 71%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3%
Vitamin A 1.3mg 45%
Iron 3.5mg 20%
Calcium 52.2mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 167.06 Kcal (699 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.6g 61%
Cholesterol 35.5mg 48%
Sodium 162.88mg 28%
Potassium 147.92mg 13%
Total Carbs 11.53g 16%
Sugars 0.89g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.76g 12%
Protein 8.65g 71%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 45%
Iron 0.9mg 20%
Calcium 12.7mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.3
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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