[CH] Chicken Verde(green chile)

Doug Irvine (dirvin@bc.sympatico.ca)
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 12:13:08 -0700

Hi Ole..the variation in my address is due to my server, giving me two
addresses, one coming one going! Oh well, it gets here, that is the main
thing! Here is a very nice green chile chicken dish...make it as hot as
you wish,the flavour is tremendous and improves the next day!

1	3 lb(1-2 kilos)chicken, cut in serving pieces OR same amount of
	whatever pieces you like, legs, thighs, breast
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro(fresh coriander)
2	cups chopped onions
4	anaheims(those long green chiles you know about)
4	serranos, or to taste
1	can of tomatillas
2	cloves of garlic, minced
	salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Brown the chicken pieces in hot oil or lard, remove from pan when
brown...do in small batches, then set them aside...do not overcook!
Combine the cilantro, onions, long green peppers, small green peppers,
garlic and the tomatillas in a blender or food processor, and whirl
until well combined...just stem the peppers, not seed or skin them!
Taste this now, and add salt and freshly ground pepper, to your liking.
Add a VERY little sugar, which will enhance the flavour. Place the
browned chicken pieces in a heavy pot, and pour the mixture over them,
and simmer for at least an hour,covered, then uncover and cook down,
until chicken is tender...if too thin, thicken with a roux..this will
improve in flavour. Hope you can find the tomatillas, Ole, the dish
requires it...Enjoy! cheers, Doug in BC