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Spicy Chicken with Salsa Verde

 
One serving costs about $1.28

$1.28 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 side dish Mexican
spoonacular Score:44%

Spoonacular Score: 44%

 

Spicy Chicken with Salsa Verde might be just the Mexican recipe you are searching for. This recipe serves 6 and costs $1.87 per serving. One serving contains 393 calories, 13g of protein, and 22g of fat. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 2 would say it hit the spot. It works well as a reasonably priced main course. A mixture of garlic, flour tortilla wraps, green onions, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 75%. This score is solid. Try Spicy salsa verde chicken, Skillet Nachos with Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken, and Spicy Chicken Empanadas with Orange Salsa Verde for similar recipes.

Mexican on the menu? Try pairing with Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. One wine you could try is Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. It has 4.6 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 29 dollars.

Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Aromas of violets, iris, ripe raspberries, dark cherries, rose, blueberries, wild strawberries and wet stones all emerge from the glass when the wine is first poured. As the wine opens, more savory aromas of wood smoke, cured tobacco, earth, sandalwood and cinnamon add complexity to the original aromatics. Structured, ripe and pure, the wine shows all hallmarks of the 2013 vintage.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 medium
1 medium avocado
avocado
7.06 oz
7.06 oz lean chicken thigh fillets
lean chicken thigh fillets
1 tsp
1 tsp chili powder
chili powder
1 pkg
1 pkg flour tortilla wraps
flour tortilla wraps
4 cups
4 cups fresh coriander leaves
fresh coriander leaves
0.22 cloves
0.22 cloves garlic
garlic
2
2  green onions
green onions
2
2  jalapeno peppers
jalapeno peppers
2
2  limes
limes
0.25 cups
0.25 cups mint leaves
mint leaves
1 tsp
1 tsp onion salt
onion salt
1 tsp
1 tsp dried oregano
dried oregano
1 tsp
1 tsp paprika
paprika
1
1  red chilli
red chilli
1 small tub
1 small tub sour cream
sour cream
1 tsp
1 tsp vegetable oil
vegetable oil
1 medium avocado
1 medium
avocado
7.06 oz lean chicken thigh fillets
7.06 oz
lean chicken thigh fillets
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp
chili powder
1 pkg flour tortilla wraps
1 pkg
flour tortilla wraps
4 cups fresh coriander leaves
4 cups
fresh coriander leaves
0.22 cloves garlic
0.22 cloves
garlic
2  green onions
2
green onions
2  jalapeno peppers
2
jalapeno peppers
2  limes
2
limes
0.25 cups mint leaves
0.25 cups
mint leaves
1 tsp onion salt
1 tsp
onion salt
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp
paprika
1  red chilli
1
red chilli
1 small tub sour cream
1 small tub
sour cream
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp
vegetable oil

Equipment

food processor
food processor
griddle
griddle
bowl
bowl
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
food processor
food processor
griddle
griddle
bowl
bowl
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Turn oven on to lowest setting and place your plates inside.
  2. Prepare your pre bought flour tortilla wraps by sprinkling each tortilla with a little water then stacking them together, wrap in tin foil and place in the oven alongside the plates.
  3. Prepare the chicken, cut chicken thighs into strips and mix with onion salt, chilli power, oregano, paprika and oil in a bowl and toss to coat. set aside.
  4. Salsa Verde: Place the chili, garlic, green onion, coriander, mint and vegetable oil in a food processor and pulse until combined. Set aside later for serving. Makes 1 cup (250ml).
  5. Guacamole: Scoop out flesh of 1 ripe Avocado, Chop and de-seed 1 red chilli and add to the Avocado, Squeeze in juice of 1/2 lime and mix to combine. Set aside later for serving
  6. Sour Cream: Turn out tub of sour cream into a serving bowl, sprinkle lightly over the top with course black pepper. set aside.
  7. Preheat a char-grill pan or barbecue over high heat. Char-grill or barbecue the chicken for 4-5 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  8. Chop 1 red bell pepper into lengthy strips and toss on the hot griddle for 1 min.
  9. Place the Chicken in a serving bowl, with pepper and bring the Salsa Verde, Guacamole and sour cream to the table along with hot plates and the tortilla wraps. Serve with extra fresh bowl of coriander leaves and lime wedges. .
  10. Serves 6

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.22
Ingredient
1 medium avocado
200 grams lean chicken thigh fillets
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 package flour tortilla wraps
¼ cups fresh coriander leaves
2 cloves garlic
2 green onions
2 jalapeno peppers
2 limes
¼ cups mint leaves
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1 red chilli
1 small tub sour cream
1 Teaspoon vegetable oil
Price
$1.50
$1.02
$0.09
$1.21
$0.13
$0.13
$0.16
$0.12
$0.50
$0.26
$0.05
$0.10
$0.12
$0.40
$1.53
$0.02
$7.34

Tips

Health Tips

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

  • get more price tips

Cooking Tips

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

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Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
365 Calories
11g Protein
21g Total Fat
33g Carbs
9% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
365
18%

Fat
21g
34%

  Saturated Fat
7g
49%

Carbohydrates
33g
11%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
52mg
17%

Sodium
778mg
34%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
11g
23%

Vitamin C
28mg
34%

Selenium
19µg
27%

Folate
99µg
25%

Vitamin K
25µg
24%

Phosphorus
218mg
22%

Vitamin B3
4mg
21%

Vitamin B1
0.32mg
21%

Fiber
4g
20%

Manganese
0.39mg
19%

Vitamin A
900IU
18%

Vitamin B6
0.35mg
17%

Iron
2mg
15%

Vitamin B2
0.25mg
15%

Potassium
463mg
13%

Calcium
124mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Vitamin E
1mg
11%

Magnesium
37mg
9%

Copper
0.19mg
9%

Zinc
1mg
8%

Vitamin B12
0.32µg
5%

Vitamin D
0.18µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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