Let’s Eat | Spicy Tomatillo Braised Chicken plus Williams Sonoma Gift Certificate GIVEAWAY

Spicy Tomatillo Braised Chicken

Can you believe that I haven’t been on vacation for over a year? We used to take at least one big vacation a year and end up taking quite a few weekend getaways throughout the year. For a while, we were going to Las Vegas at least once a month. All of that came to a screeching halt once we purchased our home. The renovations lasted for quite some time and it demanded our attention. We’ve just begun landscaping and a installing a pool (I’m going to be posting the progress so stay tuned), which means we’re going to be tethered to our home for the next 4 months. When my fiancée suggested we take a quick trip to Vegas, before we get too deep into the project, I may have yelled ‘YES!’

Spicy Tomatillo Braised Chicken

We’re staying at the Cosmopolitan. You can get a lot of good deals through Vegas.com. They have the best bar called the chandelier bar. It’s multiple levels and feels like you are sitting inside a chandelier. It’s amazing. I highly recommend it. Sometimes they even have live music.

Spicy Tomatillo Braised Chicken

Las Vegas has decent Chinese food, once you get off the strip, so we usually end up at dim sum at Harbor Palace. I also love the Salt and Pepper Shrimp at Sam Woo’s, which is in the same complex. There’s a Japanese place nearby that is highly rated. We’ve tried a few times to get in but it’s been so busy that we’ve never been able to get a table!

Spicy Tomatillo Braised Chicken

I’ve been researching restaurants all over the strip and beyond because food is clearly a priority for us. I saw the Chile Verde Pork from Javier’s in Aria. It sounded so good that I wasn’t sure if I could wait to give it a try. I wanted to bring a little bit of Vegas to my kitchen to get pumped up for our trip so I created a recipe that used some of the same ingredients. I’m very happy with the results. The tomatillo and chicken are the perfect combination. It’s so easy to make that it can be made any night of week. Also, this is definitely a spicy dish. I like spicy but this is about as spicy as I like it. If you’re not feeling the heat, just remove the seeds prior to broiling. Don’t leave the jalapenos out entirely as they do give the dish flavor.

Spicy Tomatillo Braised Chicken

Today is your lucky day because not only do you get a great recipe but you also get the chance to win a $280 gift certificate from Williams Sonoma. I’ve teamed up with 13 other food bloggers to bring you this HUGE giveaway. It’s my first group giveaway so I’m really excited. There are many chances to enter below!
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Spicy Tomatillo Braised Chicken

Spicy Tomatillo Braised Chicken
Tender chicken thighs sautéed with onions, then braised in a spicy tomatillo sauce.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 pound Tomatillos, husked
  • 2 Jalapeño Chiles, stemmed
  • 2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion, diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped (plus extra for garnish)
  • ½ cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black Pepper
  1. Move broiler rack into position closest to flame and then set broiler to medium. Place the tomatillos and jalapenos on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Place the baking sheet in the oven and let broil until soft and blackened in spots, about 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove from broiler and transfer to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. In the same baking sheet, brown the tops of the chicken for about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  6. Cook the onion and garlic over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add pureed tomatillo mixture, cilantro and 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a simmer.
  8. Let the mixture simmer for about 2 minutes.
  9. Gently place chicken in sauce.
  10. Let simmer until meat is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  11. Serve with Cilantro Rice and additional cilantro leaves.



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24 thoughts on “Let’s Eat | Spicy Tomatillo Braised Chicken plus Williams Sonoma Gift Certificate GIVEAWAY

  1. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    Girl, I haven’t been on vaca in forever. I have 4 big dogs and boarding or a dog sitter would cost more than the vacation! And help me Rhonda I know all about the home reno – you have my sympathies there. Thank goodness for this tomatillo braised chicken to help pass the time until your Vegas trip and your pool is ready!

    1. Beth Post author

      I’ve been tethered to my house for the last year. It’s nice to getaway but until then – Spicy Tomatillo Chicken!

  2. Cathy French

    I would spend this on a coffee cansiter and have fun browsing and picking up other cool items they carry for my kitchen.

    1. Beth Post author

      Williams Sonoma is like adult Disneyland! That place is magic and I want to take it all home with me.

  3. Brigitte I.

    I would use the gift card to buy some great chef’s knives and steak knives–never got enough of those 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Beth Post author

      You need a good set of steak knives for when you have guests. That’s a much have for entertaining!

  4. Alejandra Corbella

    The question is what I would not buy? I would like I new blender because mine is kinda of old and it does not make smoothies the same way, I would also buy some containers for my mom

    1. Beth Post author

      I have bad luck with blenders. I feel like I need to buy one every 5 years or so. This gift certificate could buy you something nice!

    1. Beth Post author

      We renovated our kitchen last year. I feel your pain! A new (or at least newly painted) kitchen calls for a lot of Williams Sonoma goodies!

  5. Edmond

    OMG, I ‘d buy chief knives. Divine. . Wow, prize $280 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me!

  6. Laura Potz

    I would totally get a deluxe automatic coffee maker for my husband and me, AND an icecream maker for our kids!! What an awesome giveaway!! 😀


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