Sometimes you can create something really good by completely messing up your original intentions. That is the case here. I intended to make chicken with a tomatillo green sauce but the sauce was not what I intended. Realizing I had Greek yogurt available I decided to make it a creamy chicken and rice style dinner instead. It was delicious. Bouillon cubes mixed with water create broth. I keep these as pantry staples in case I need broth but don’t have any available. They take up much less space than boxes/cans of broth. I also usually have Greek yogurt on hand. I love the Fage brand, it is great for cooking or on its own. I often use it in place of sour cream.
• 2 pd tomatillos, husks removed, washed & chopped
• 6 chicken thighs, skinless, bone-in
• ½ large white onion or small white onion, chopped
• 1 tbsp. chopped garlic
• 2 large jalapeño chopped (use disposable gloves to chop & deseed)
• 2 chicken bouillon cubes (or low-sodium chicken or veggie broth)
• 2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt (you can sub sour cream)
• Salt and pepper
1. Spray Pam or grease crock pot/slow cooker.
2. Rinse chicken, cutting away any excess fat, and place in crock pot.
3. Fill crock pot with water just enough to cover chicken. Drop in bouillon cubes. (You can use broth if you prefer.)
4. Puree the tomatillos in a food processor. Chop onion, jalapeño, and garlic. Place in crock pot.
5. Season with salt and pepper, stir, and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
6. Cook rice right before serving. When rice is almost done, take a large bowl and one by one pull the tender chicken out of the crock pot, shred the meat and discard the bones.
7. Next, strain out the tomatillo mixture and place in bowl with chicken. (I use a dip strainer so I can just scoop out the mixture. You can also spoon into a strainer.) Try not to get too much liquid in with your chicken.
8. Last, fold Greek yogurt into bowl with chicken and tomatillos. Taste and season with salt & pepper if needed. If you prefer more spice, use a few dashes of Tabasco Jalapeno sauce (green bottle). Love that stuff!
9. Serve over warm over hot rice or egg noodles.