Southwestern Recipes

Chicken in Cilantro Sauce

This makes a delightful brunch or lunch dish. It's very easy to prepare, and it will wow your guests.


  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 bunch cilantro, tough stems removed, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 serrano chiles, to taste
  • 1 (10 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 onion, sliced


  1. Place the chicken breasts in a large pot, add water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain thoroughly. Transfer to a serving platter and cover to keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the cilantro, chiles, milk and salt and pepper in a blender and blend thoroughly, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the onion until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the cilantro mixture and bring to a simmer.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  7. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.

Serves 6.

Source: Los Barrios Family Cookbook

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