Grilled Chicken with Tomatillo Sauce

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Yet another borrowed recipe from Cooking Light. This is also another winner. Grilled Chicken with a tomatillo sauce. The rice also has a nice hint of Chile in Adobe sauce. Very healthy and so tasty. This chicken is marinaded for a couple of hours before hitting the grill and it makes the flavor of the garlic and olive oil stick nicely.


  • 2¬† teaspoons¬† olive oil
  • 1/2¬† teaspoon¬† ground cumin
  • 1/8¬† teaspoon¬† freshly ground black pepper
  • 2¬† garlic cloves, minced
  • 4¬† (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2¬† pound¬† tomatillos
  • 1/2¬† cup¬† fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4¬† cup¬† cilantro leaves
  • 1/4¬† cup¬† chopped green onions
  • 2¬† tablespoons¬† fresh lime juice
  • 1/2¬† teaspoon¬† sugar
  • 1/4¬† teaspoon¬† salt
  • 1¬† garlic clove, chopped
  • 1¬† jalape√Īo pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4¬† teaspoon¬† salt
  • Cooking spray


1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

2. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal and let stand for 15 minutes.

3. Discard husks and stems from tomatillos. Combine tomatillos and broth in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cover and cook 8 minutes. Drain and cool slightly. Combine tomatillos, cilantro, and next 6 ingredients (through jalape√Īo) in a food processor; process until smooth.

4. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Serve with tomatillo sauce.

Chipotle rice: Combine 1 cup long-grain rice and 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions and 1/2 teaspoon minced chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce. If you’re drinking, pour a Mexican beer.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Wandering Coyote says:

    Ooooh, this looks great! I found tomatillos at one of our grocery stores but they were all rotten and yucky so I didn’t buy any! Very annoying.

  2. Debbie says:

    You can find fresh ones in Mexican Markets like Carniercia’s. Not sure if you have one where you live. I’ve never seen fresh ones at local grocery stores.

  3. Debbie says:

    Sorry, I meant Carniceria’s. Totally spelled that wrong.

  4. Wandering Coyote says:

    No Mexican markets here in Boonieland Canada, unfortunately!

  5. says:

    Looks great!!

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