Roasted Tomatillo & Chicken Chilaquiles

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I got this recipe from Kitchen Daily. There was a video posted on aol and i thought it looked really good. I couldn’t find fresh tomatillos and used canned. Definitely use fresh if you can find them. I liked it, it was very fresh. I also think you could easily do this with roasted tomatoes and i bet it would taste really good as well!

  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husked, washed and cut into quarters
  • 1 jalapeno, split in half through the stems
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 white onion, rough chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, washed 
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 12 6-inch whole wheat tortillas, cut into 1/2-inch strips (they can be a day or two old, but fresh is fine too)
  • 3 cups roasted chicken, shredded
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 1 cup grated packaged mozzarella cheese
  1. Roast tomatillos: Lay quartered tomatillos, garlic, jalapeno, onion on a sheet tray and drizzle with olive oil. Place under a broiler for 3-4 minutes until ingredients are well charred around the edges.
  2. Remove from broiler and scrape all the ingredients into a blender. Add lime juice and cilantro and blend until smooth. Be careful when blending hot ingredients – place hand firmly on lid of blender. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place shredded chicken in a large bowl, add scallions and cilantro. Season with cumin, chile powder, salt and pepper. Add sliced tortillas and fold in roasted tomatillo mixture. Pour the mixture into an 8×11 baking dish.
  4. Top with crumbled Queso fresco and grated mozarella cheese. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake in oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil and finish under broiler for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
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