Encacahuatado Spicy Peanut Sauce with Chicken

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19Ingredients
670Calories
55Minutes

Pollo encacahuatado is a traditional Mexican recipe that features chicken in a spicy peanut sauce. Make your own at home with this recipe for Encacahuatado Spicy Peanut Sauce with Chicken. The encacahuatado sauce is made using a mixture guajillo chilies and chipotle chilies. Boiled and then pureed, the peppers are added to a mixture of pureed tomatoes, chopped peanuts, onion, garlic and cinnamon to make a thick savory sauce for the chicken. Use chicken leg or thighs for this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken pieces (legs, thighs)
  • 2 liters water
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 chili (guajillo, seeded and deveined)
  • 1 chipotle chili (seeded and deveined)
  • 300 grams tomato (ripe)
  • 1/4 onion
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 5 allspice (grains)
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts (peeled and roasted)
  • 1 piece cinnamon stick
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • vegetable oil
  • salt (to taste)

Directions

  1. Place the chicken, water, salt, garlic, and onion in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the chicken is cooked.
  2. Set aside and separate 2 1/2 cups of the broth to use in the sauce.
  3. Heat the water. Bring to a boil and add the chilies.
  4. Once the chilies have softened, puree until smooth in the blender. Sift and set aside.
  5. Separately, puree the tomato, onion, peppercorns, allspice, cloves, garlic, peanuts, cinnamon stick, and chicken broth until smooth. Sift and set aside.
  6. In a saucepan, heat the oil and add both mixtures. Bring to a boil and lower the heat.
  7. Cook for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Season with salt and remove from heat.
  9. Serve the chicken and pour the sauce on top.
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NutritionView more

670Calories
Sodium164%DV3940mg
Fat78%DV51g
Protein80%DV41g
Carbs6%DV18g
Fiber28%DV7g

PER SERVING *

Calories670Calories from Fat460
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat51g78%
Saturated Fat9g45%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol85mg28%
Sodium3940mg164%
Potassium1010mg29%
Protein41g80%
Calories from Fat460
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate18g6%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Sugars6g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Danielle S. 16 Jun 2015
The chicken and the sauce are perfect. Follow the directions about the chiles guajillos. They have to be softened in water, or they won't blend right.