Guatemalan Green Chicken Stew is more commonly known as chicken stew with tomatillos or "pollo en jocon." Chicken is poached and then simmered in a beautiful green sauce made from tomatillos, cilantro, green peppers and onion.
This is a popular dish in Guatemala which is what led me to try it. I had never cooked with tomatillos before, nor had I ever thickened a stew with ground toasted seeds but I'm glad I did. This is a delicious tender chicken stew with fresh tangy flavors. It also happens to be healthy, low fat, dairy free and gluten free.
Guatemalan green chicken stew is a perfect dish for casual entertaining, especially with the added excitement of the garnishes - scallions, avocado, lime wedges and corn tortillas. By the way, in Guatemala it's common for corn tortillas to be served with every meal. Since early Mayan civilization, thousands of years ago, corn has been a very important crop in the region. In fact, the Mayan creation myth is that humankind was made from cornmeal dough.
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Here's the recipe for Guatemalan Green Chicken Stew. If you try this recipe I hope you'll come back to leave a comment and a rating. I'd love to know what you think!Print