Pollo Mole Verde Recipe

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Pollo Mole Verde
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  1. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium heat; add pumpkinseeds. Cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan frequently. Remove from heat; cool completely.
  2. Place pumpkinseeds, salt, cumin, cinnamon, and black pepper in a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground.
  3. Place spice mixture in a small bowl; stir in 1/2 cup broth. Set aside.
  4. Heat skillet over medium-high heat; add tomatillos, chile, garlic, and onion. Cook 5 minutes or until browned, turning frequently.
  5. Remove from heat; cool. Quarter tomatillos. Trim root from onion half; discard root.
  6. Place tomatillos, chile, garlic, and onion in a blender or food processor; process until coarsely chopped.
  7. Add 1/4 cup broth, cilantro, and lettuce; process until smooth.
  8. Prepare grill. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in skillet over medium heat. Add pureed tomatillo mixture; reduce heat to low, and cook 5 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally.
  9. Stir in spice mixture and 1/4 cup broth; simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1/4 cup broth, stirring with a whisk. Remove from heat; keep warm.
  10. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until done. Top chicken with mole. Serve with rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 245.83 Kcal (1029 kJ)
Calories from fat 16.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.83g 3%
Cholesterol 31.6mg 11%
Sodium 552.99mg 23%
Potassium 1177.35mg 25%
Total Carbs 37.39g 12%
Sugars 5.4g 22%
Dietary Fiber 9.31g 37%
Protein 18.26g 37%
Vitamin C 20.8mg 35%
Iron 4.8mg 27%
Calcium 136.6mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 41.83 Kcal (175 kJ)
Calories from fat 2.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.31g 3%
Cholesterol 5.38mg 11%
Sodium 94.1mg 23%
Potassium 200.34mg 25%
Total Carbs 6.36g 12%
Sugars 0.92g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1.58g 37%
Protein 3.11g 37%
Vitamin C 3.5mg 35%
Iron 0.8mg 27%
Calcium 23.2mg 14%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.3
  • 5

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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