Pollo Asado Con Llajua (Cumin-Grilled Chicken With Spicy Salsa) Recipe

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Pollo Asado Con Llajua (Cumin-Grilled Chicken With Spicy Salsa)
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  1. Remove stems from peppers.
  2. Slice peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds (or leave them in for very hot salsa).
  3. Slice half peppers crosswise into 1/2 inch pieces.
  4. Place in a food processor.
  5. Add tomatoes and garlic and puree to a coarse paste.
  6. Work in the olive oil and vinegar.
  7. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  8. Add cilantro, pulsing to mix. There will be about 1 1/2 cups.
  9. Rinse chicken and pat dry.
  10. Generously season on both sides with salt, pepper and cumin.
  11. Drizzle oil over both sides of chicken.
  12. Rub oil and spices in with your fingertips.
  13. Cover and refrigerate 30-60 minutes.
  14. Preheat grill to high.
  15. Brush and oil grill grate.
  16. Grill chicken until cooked through and golden brown, 4-6 minutes per side.
  17. Transfer chicken to a platter and spoon llajua over it.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 342.87 Kcal (1436 kJ)
Calories from fat 259.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.85g 44%
Cholesterol 26.15mg 9%
Sodium 1217.68mg 51%
Potassium 234.26mg 5%
Total Carbs 11.66g 4%
Sugars 0.96g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.17g 5%
Protein 10.08g 20%
Vitamin C 5.4mg 9%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 25.1mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 274.24 Kcal (1148 kJ)
Calories from fat 207.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.07g 44%
Cholesterol 20.92mg 9%
Sodium 973.95mg 51%
Potassium 187.37mg 5%
Total Carbs 9.33g 4%
Sugars 0.76g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.94g 5%
Protein 8.06g 20%
Vitamin C 4.3mg 9%
Iron 0.8mg 6%
Calcium 20.1mg 3%

* 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

  • 9
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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