Chicken Encilantrada


This is 'Cilantro-ed Chicken', a one pan recipe combining cooked chicken with tomatillo sauce and lots of fresh chopped cilantro. Serve over steamed white rice with tortilla chips, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup sliced onion

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 (7 ounce) can green salsa

  • 2 cups cooked, cubed or shredded chicken meat

  • ½ cup chicken broth


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft, then stir in cilantro. Add tomatillo sauce (use fresh if desired) and season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Add cooked chicken and broth , mix all together and heat through (do not over-stir the chicken). Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
8g Fat
5g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 196mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.