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Nopales Chicken in Green Salsa

Nopales Chicken in Green Salsa recipe
photo by:kraft
Cactus paddle strips add both flavor and crunch to this flavorful chicken dish.
time
prep:
25 min
total:
55 min
servings
total:
12 servings
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What You Need

2
 broiler-fryer chickens (6 lb.), cut up
4
large   cactus paddles (1-1/2 lb.), cut into 3-inch-wide strips
2
jars   (16 oz. each) green salsa
6
slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cooked, coarsely crumbled
1/4
cup  chopped fresh cilantro
3/4
cup  BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream

Make It

HEAT heavy extra-large skillet or Dutch oven on medium heat. Add chicken, in batches; cook 3 min. on each side or until browned on both sides. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm.

ADD cactus to skillet; cook and stir 3 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in salsa; bring to boil. Add chicken; simmer on medium-low heat 30 min. or until done (165ºF). Remove from heat; stir in bacon and cilantro.

SERVE topped with sour cream.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Substitute your favorite store-bought or homemade salsa for the green salsa.
Substitute
If fresh cactus paddles are not available, use a drained 30-oz. jar of cactus paddle strips instead, adding the cactus for the last 5 min. of the chicken cooking time.
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