Soft Fried Tortillas with Tomatillo Salsa and Chicken Recipe

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Soft Fried Tortillas with Tomatillo Salsa and Chicken
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  1. Make salsa: Purée tomatillos, chiles, onion, garlic, salt, and water in a blender until smooth.
  2. Heat oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then carefully add tomatillo purée (oil will splatter) and simmer, stirring, until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro and simmer 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Make chalupas: Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 200°F.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in cleaned dried skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then briefly cook tortillas, 3 at a time, until softened and hot but still pale, about 10 seconds per side, adding more oil if necessary. Transfer tortillas with tongs to paper towels to drain briefly, then to a large shallow baking pan in oven to keep warm, arranging tortillas in one layer (overlapping slightly if necessary) and covering pan with foil.
  5. Spread each warm tortilla with about 1 teaspoon salsa, then top sparingly with a few shreds of chicken. Thin crema with a little water and drizzle over chicken, then sprinkle with onion and cheese. Serve immediately.
  6. Cooks' notes: • If you can't find 4-inch tortillas, you can buy larger ones and trim them using a 4-inch cookie cutter or a paring knife. • Salsa can be made 2 days ahead. Cool, uncovered, before chilling, covered. Reheat to warm.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 173.47 Kcal (726 kJ)
Calories from fat 93.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.35g 16%
Cholesterol 12.31mg 4%
Sodium 297.48mg 12%
Potassium 171.24mg 4%
Total Carbs 16.43g 5%
Sugars 2.05g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.06g 8%
Protein 5.39g 11%
Vitamin C 3.2mg 5%
Iron 0.6mg 4%
Calcium 49.6mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 186.53 Kcal (781 kJ)
Calories from fat 100.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.13g 16%
Cholesterol 13.24mg 4%
Sodium 319.88mg 12%
Potassium 184.13mg 4%
Total Carbs 17.67g 5%
Sugars 2.2g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.22g 8%
Protein 5.79g 11%
Vitamin C 3.4mg 5%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 53.3mg 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.9
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

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