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Pollo con nopales

Recipe Information

Servings 2
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Chicken; Nopales
Category Poultry; Vegetables
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Cooking Method Boiling; Stove Top
Diet Diabetes Meal Plan; Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Low Sodium; Heart Healthy; High Fiber; High Protein; Gluten Free


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 3 fresh tomatillos, husks removed

  • 3 fresh jalape�o peppers, seeded

  • One 16-ounce jar canned nopales (cactus), drained



  • Cook the chicken breasts in boiling water for about 10 minutes or until they are no longer pink in the center and their juices run clear (165�F). Drain, cool, and shred the chicken.

  • Cook the tomatillos, jalape�o peppers, and nopales in boiling water for about 5 minutes or until the tender. Drain.

  • Combine the tomatillos and jalape�o peppers in a blender until smooth; pour into the pot with the shredded chicken and cook over medium heat. Dice the nopales and add to the mixture. Simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes or until completely reheated.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 174 cal

  • Total fat: 3g

  • Saturated fat: <1g

  • Cholesterol: 59mg

  • Sodium: 99mg

  • Potassium: 1,048mg

  • Carbohydrate: 12g

  • Fiber: 7g

  • Sugars: 3g

  • Protein: 26g