Pot-Roasted Southwestern Chicken -- Beginner's Directions Recipe

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Pot-Roasted Southwestern Chicken -- Beginner's Directions
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  1. Unpackage and prep a roasting chicken or stew hen (take off the plastic, remove the giblets and neck from inside (save for stock), look over the skin and pluck any feathers with a washed pair of needlenose pliers, singe off any pinfeathers with a grill lighter, drain excess liquid from the cavity).
  2. Set it into a small roaster or dutch oven that has a secure lid.
  3. Sprinkle half the cumin and half the garlic slivers over the chicken.
  4. Put the other half of the seasonings into the cavity.
  5. Put half the salsa into the cavity and pour half over the chicken.
  6. Cover and roast at 300 for 2-3 hours or at 250 for 3 hours. You can remove the lid for the last half hour or so to get better browning.
  7. The meat will be very tender - falling off the bones (a stew hen may have more integrity depending on how tough it started before you tenderized it with the moist heat).
  8. Suggestion - serve over rice. Pass shredded cheddar or jack cheese at the table. Cornbread is a good too.
  9. Suggestion - For a vegetable I'd pick a salad of mixed greens or cucumbers in sour cream (cooling against the spices), or broccoli with cheese (strong enough a flavor to stand up and not be overwhelmed). Refried beans would be authentic - my family doesn't like them much but yours might.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 27.73 Kcal (116 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 44.45mg 15%
Sodium 48.87mg 2%
Potassium 70.11mg 1%
Total Carbs 0.98g 0%
Sugars 0.22g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.17g 1%
Protein 3.6g 7%
Vitamin C 3.2mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 7.6mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 106.54 Kcal (446 kJ)
Calories from fat 34.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.85g 2%
Cholesterol 170.75mg 15%
Sodium 187.76mg 2%
Potassium 269.35mg 1%
Total Carbs 3.76g 0%
Sugars 0.83g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.66g 1%
Protein 13.84g 7%
Vitamin C 12.4mg 5%
Vitamin A 2.2mg 19%
Iron 4.2mg 6%
Calcium 29.2mg 1%

* 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

  • 0.6
  • 1

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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