- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
- 4 slices provolone cheese
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 tomatillos, husks removed, chopped
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 6 pickled jalapeno slices, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Hot cooked rice
- Sour cream, optional
- Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Top with cheese; cook 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted.
- In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the tomatillos, lime juice, jalapenos and garlic; cook 3 minutes longer. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper.
- Serve tomatillo mixture and chicken with rice; dollop with sour cream if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Grilled Tomatillo Chicken
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"Yum, yum, yum! This was perfectly tart from the tomatillos and perfectly spicy from the jalapenos. I only used the juice from one lime, which I suspect is about 1/2 of what the recipe called for, and I used sweet and spicy jalapenos. It was perfect!!"
"This was wonderful, it was a little tart from all the lime but I added a little sugar and it was perfect."
"i made th recipe exactly as it said maybe except the salt part cause i did add a bit more salt and im glad i did. next time i make this recipe i will cut down on the lime juice cause it was just to sour, but overall its an ok recipe, not my favorite!!!"
"This recipe was delicious and flavorful. A keeper! Next time I may try with thinner chicken breasts (ours were 8-9oz each) and possibly lightly seasoning the chicken before putting on the grill."
"I loved this! I thought it was super simple and the flavors were fabulous! Even wrote about it on my own (humble) food blog! Thanks!"