Chicken Verde

Crock pot Chicken Verde made with fresh tomatillos and poblano peppers!   


Slow cooked chicken verde



Hi, my name is Tanya and I suffer from FOMO.  That’s “fear of missing out” in case you didn’t know.   All my FOMO symptoms are raging this time of year.  We only have 26 days until Christmas and I haven’t purchased a single gift.  Here it is Black Friday and I am quivering at the thought of missing out on deals.

I rarely actually make it out to shop on Black Friday.  Cyber Monday was invented for people like myself.  The kind of people who prefer to shop in their pajamas.  As I fill my virtual cart on that Monday, I can’t shake that nagging feeling that I have missed out on the best deals.  Nothing is worse than trying to track down the latest and greatest toy only to find  that it is out of stock after Black Friday.  Darn Black Friday shoppers!!!

Chicken Verde



Each year I think to myself  “I’m going to do it”!  This is the year I join the masses on the day after Thanksgiving.  I’ll grab my thermos full of coffee, fight for parking spaces, stand in long, impatient lines, elbow my fellow penny pinchers out of the way as I vie for all the deals I can get!

But….my fear of missing out seems to dissipate by the morning of Black Friday.  I’m too warm to get out of bed.  I’d rather just stay home, drink cocoa and make cozy food like this chicken verde from Cooking Light, with it’s earthy flavor and piquant aroma.  What’s the big rush anyway?  I have a whole 26 days left until Christmas.  I always have Cyber Monday.

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Chicken Verde
  • ⅓ cup garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 pounds tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2 poblano chile, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 medium onion
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast
  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs
  1. Preheat broiler. Combine first 5 ingredients and arrange on a baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes or until vegetables begin to blacken and bubble. Place vegetables in a food processor along with cilantro, oregano, cornstarch, salt, pepper and chicken stock. Blend until smooth.
  2. Heat a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium high heat. Add chicken (in batches if necessary) and cook until heated through. If desired, cut chicken into pieces and place in the slow cooker. Cover chicken with verde sauce. Cook on low for 4 hours.


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13 Responses

  1. So glad you made this recipe!! I was totally eyeing in this month’s Cooking Light. I’m for sure making it now. YUM!

  2. I love this post because I feel the same way! I’m feeling anxious this evening because I completely missed out on Black Friday deals. I hate crowds too much to actually go to the stores, but I was hoping to find some gifts online today to make me feel like I got in on the bargains. I just haven’t really figured out gift ideas yet, so I didn’t even know where to look! Plus, today is my oldest’s birthday, so I was trying to do more celebrating and less shopping 😉

    This chicken looks so amazingly yummy. I love anything with verde sauce, so I know this would hit the spot. Pinned!

    • I love, love tomatillos Andi, so this was a must make for me! I think I’m waiting until Cyber Monday to shop! Small deals are better than none! Happy bday to your oldest!

    • Karen, this meal was so satisfying! I loved it!

  3. Tine

    Quick question:
    If I am putting this in the crockpot am I cooking the chicken all the way through in the pan beforehand or just browning it before cutting it up to put in crockpot.
    Thanks! :0)

    • Yes you are. You don’t want any pink.

  4. […] chilies.  I changed mine up and made it a little leaner with the ground turkey.  Since I love poblanos and jalapeños,  I caramelized them to place on top of my turkey burger along with some spicy […]

  5. Eve

    Looks so good! I am just confused if we completely prepare the meal, why put it in the crockpot?

    • I like to use the crockpot to keep it warm and to keep the liquid from evaporating too much.


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