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Chicken Breast and Charred Tomatillo Sauce

with poblano and potato gratin

Prep & Cook Time: 50-60 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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Tomatillos are old school. How old school? Scientists have discovered fossil evidence of tomatillos going back 52 million years. That's at least 20 million years before any meal kit service was delivering you tasty dinners. These old school vegetables are deliciously good sitting atop a scrumptious chicken, with sweet honey just augmenting the perfection. Old school, new school… this dinner is completely yummy school.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 3 Tomatillos
  • 12 oz. Yukon Potatoes
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    2 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 13 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tsp. Taco Seasoning
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    4 oz. Light Cream
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    ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 1 fl. oz. Honey

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using tuna, follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1 and 4, cooking until tuna reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-5 minutes per side. Tuna is often enjoyed medium-rare (pink in the middle). For medium-rare, cook 1-2 minutes per side. Consuming raw or undercooked tuna may increase your risk for food-borne illness.

  • If using salmon, pat dry and season flesh side with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as chicken in Step 4, cooking, skin side up first, until salmon reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side.

  • If using ribeye, follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1 and 4, cooking until steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side. Rest, 3 minutes. Halve to serve.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel and slice potatoes into thin rounds.

    Trim and thinly slice green onions on an angle, keeping white and green portions separate.

    Remove husks from tomatillos, rinse again, and cut into 1/2" dice.

    Stem poblano pepper, seed, and cut into 1/2" dice. Poblano peppers can vary in spice level; most are mild, but a few can be quite hot. Wash hands and cutting board after prepping.

    Pat chicken breasts dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. 2

    Cook the Potato and Pepper Mixture

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add potato slices to hot pan. Stir occasionally until browned and tender, 4-6 minutes.

    Add poblano (to taste), seasoning blend, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Stir occasionally until poblano begins to get tender, 2-3 minutes.

    Add cream and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, remove from burner.

  3. 3

    Bake the Gratin

    Place prepared casserole dish on prepared baking sheet to catch any drips.

    Transfer half the potato and pepper mixture to casserole dish and top with half the cheese and panko (reserve 2 Tbsp. for topping casserole). Top with remaining potato and pepper mixture, remaining cheese, and reserved panko. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

    Bake in hot oven until browned on top and potatoes are tender, 15-17 minutes.

    While gratin bakes, cook chicken.

  4. 4

    Cook the Chicken

    Return pan used to cook potatoes and peppers to medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add chicken breasts to hot pan and cook until browned and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes per side.

    Remove from burner. Remove chicken to a plate and tent with foil. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  5. 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Return pan used to cook chicken to medium-high heat. Add tomatillos to hot pan and stir occasionally until slightly charred and starting to break down, 3-4 minutes.

    Mash lightly until a chunky consistency forms. Then stir in white portions of green onions and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, 1 minute.

    Remove from burner and stir in honey until combined.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping chicken with sauce and garnishing gratin with green portions of green onions. Bon appétit!

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