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Nopales Chicken in Green Salsa

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12 servings

Cactus paddle strips and green salsa give this chicken skillet its distinctive flavor. Add bacon and cilantro, top with sour cream—and enjoy!

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  • 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.


Substitute your favorite store-bought or homemade salsa for the green salsa.


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.


  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
Calories 290
% Daily Value
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 870mg
Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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