• Prep Time
    2 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    2 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Guatemalan Jocón de Pollo

    Jocón de Pollo

    Chicken… again? Ugh. If your meal menus sound more like a broken record than a tempting treat, maybe it’s time to look at some new recipes. Jocón de Pollo is a delicious, hearty stew from Guatemala that might just be the ticket. Similar to a Mexican style green mole, or pipian, the jocón sauce is made with pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and garlic and is heavily perfumed with cilantro. 

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    Ingredients
    2
    pounds
    chicken pieces
    1/4
    cup
    vegetable oil
    1
    onion, chopped
    1/2
    cup
    shelled pumpkin seeds
    2
    tablespoons
    sesame seeds
    2
    cups
    chicken broth
    1
    bunch cilantro, chopped
    1-2
    clove
    garlic
    14
    ounces
    can tomatillos, drained
    *
    salt and pepper to taste
    Directions
    Heat the vegetable oil in a 4 qt. Dutch oven. Add the chicken pieces, and brown for 10 minutes over medium high heat.
    Remove the chicken from the pot, and add the onions, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. Brown the seeds for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Remove the pot from the heat, and cool slightly.
    Place the seeds and onions in the container of a blender, along with the chicken broth, cilantro, garlic and tomatillos. Blend until smooth, then return the sauce to the Dutch oven.
    Add the chicken pieces, and raise the heat to bring to a simmer for 30 minutes uncovered, so that the sauce reduces. Serve with white rice and black beans.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Categories 

    ChickenFamily-friendly

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