Ancho Chile Chicken

Lunch / Dinner

Ancho Chile Chicken

Seasoned chicken breasts come vibrantly to life with the addition of homemade acho chile sauce. Made with ancho chiles, tomatoes, onion, and garlic, this sauce is low in calories, but full of flavor and nutritional benefits.


4 servings

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What are Ancho Chiles?

Anchos are dried poblano chiles. They’re the sweetest of all dried chiles with a flavor that’s similar to raisins. Find them in the produce section.


Season chicken with oregano, cumin, and black pepper. Sauté chicken in oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until brown, 2 minutes per side; transfer to a plate.

Toast chiles in same skillet over medium heat, 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, onion, garlic, and tortilla; simmer 3 minutes. Stir in broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and return chicken to skillet.

Cover skillet and cook chicken until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°, about 5 minutes; transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.

Purée tomato mixture in a food processor or blender; stir in salt.

Serve sauce over chicken; top servings with cheese.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 322

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13g 20%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 108mg 36%

Sodium 231mg 9%

Carbs 14g 4%

Protein 37g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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