Chicken Bowls With Homemade Salsa Verde

Do you need a 20 minute weeknight meal that knocks your socks off?  Try these Chicken Bowls with Homemade Salsa Verde!  Green Salsa is easier than you think to make.  You could make this recipe with jarred sauce, but homemade is SO much better!  I don’t think you’ll regret it.  Plus, 20 minutes?  It’s no time at all for a grand dinner!

chicken bowls with homemade salsa verde

Chicken Bowls With Homemade Salsa Verde

chicken bowls with homemade salsa verde

These are tomatillos.  Have you ever tried them? This is what salsa verde, or, green salsa is made out of.  They come with these little papery husks on them. Once the husks are peeled off the tomatillos feel sticky.  So, next they need to be rinsed well.  I like to use a vegetable cloth on mine just to help get it off good.

chicken bowls with homemade salsa verde
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Now that we’ve had a lesson in tomatillos, let’s get rolling on this recipe.

This recipe is adapted from Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express.  This is one of my favorite cookbooks for quick meals–as the title suggests.  🙂  It’s all real food and very simple to put together.  It’s divided into seasons, and I love that too.

If you want to learn how to make anything in your kitchen, Mark also has a book called “How to Cook Everything“. This is my go-to for so many things.  Homemade condiments, ice cream, really, anything you can think of, it’s in there–kinda like prego–it’s in there!

chicken bowls with homemade salsa verde

Ingredients:

  • 12 tomatillos, peeled and rinsed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilis
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced or smashed into a paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • rotisserie chicken (either store bought, or make your own), shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • milk
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • cilatro for serving
  • Corn chips for serving

chicken bowls with homemade salsa verde

Instructions:

  1. Quarter the tomatillos and put them in a food processor.  Add lime juice, garlic and chiles. Pulse the processor until you have the desired consistency.  I like mine a little bit chunky, but not too much. Pour the sauce into a sauce pan and bring it to a soft boil.
  2. Add the shredded chicken and let it simmer.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Put the sour cream in a bowl, and add just enough milk until it’s a smooth sauce that’s pourable.
  4. Load up bowls with the chicken mixture.  Top with avocado, cilantro, sour cream sauce and corn chips.

See? Easy as pie, or I should say easier, way easier than pie.  Enjoy your chicken bowls with homemade salsa verde that only took you 20 minutes to make!!  🙂

chicken bowls with homemade salsa verde

Chicken Bowls With Homemade Salsa Verde

Ingredients

  • 12 to matillos peeled and rinsed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 4 oz can chopped green chilis
  • 1 clove of garlic minced or smashed into a paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • rotisserie chicken either store bought, or make your own, shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • milk
  • 1 avocado diced
  • cilatro for serving
  • Corn chips for serving

Instructions

  • Quarter the tomatillos and put them in a food processor. Add lime juice, garlic and chiles. Pulse the processor until you have the desired consistency. I like mine a little bit chunky, but not too much. Pour the sauce into a sauce pan and bring it to a soft boil.
  • Add the shredded chicken and let it simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put the sour cream in a bowl, and add just enough milk until it's a smooth sauce that's pourable.
  • Load up bowls with the chicken mixture. Top with avocado, cilantro, sour cream sauce and corn chips.

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