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    This is a recipe perfectly suited for days when extra kids end up at your counter for lunch. It’s simple to make, and it can be refashioned in so many ways. Shredded cooked chicken, (rotisserie chicken works beautifully) is sauced with a combination of tomato, onion, garlic, chipotles in adobo sauce, spices, and tomatillos, all ingredients that are easy to have on hand. I usually make a double batch. Once it is ready, I serve half of it one night as a main entrée with a side of Mexican Red Rice and Refried Beans, or with the Blissful Corn Torte and salad. Then I have the other half to repurpose over the next few days as a delicious filling for rich and tasty tinga-dillas, tortas or tostadas.

    Ingredients

    • 8 ripe Roma tomatoes (about 2 pounds), rinsed
    • 2-3 tomatillos (about 1/4 pound), husks removed, rinsed
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 cup chopped white onion
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher or coarse sea salt, more or less to taste
    • 2 tablespoons sauce from chipotle chiles in adobo
    • 1 whole chipotle chile in adobo, chopped (optional)
    • 5 cups cooked shredded chicken, or shredded rotisserie chicken
    • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 870 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 39 g 59.84%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 46.72%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 104 mg 34.8%
    • Sodium: 1769 mg 73.72%
    • Calcium: 88 mg 8.8%
    • Potassium: 630 mg 18.01%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 27 mg 148.13%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 78 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 7 g 29.17%
    • Sugar: 12 g
    • Protein: g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 32.26%
    • Vitamin C 82.41%
    • Vitamin D 0.44%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total5 oz-eq