- 2 poblano peppers, cut in half, cored and seeded
- 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
- salt and black pepper
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, peeled and diced
- 4 large garlic cloves, crushed
- 8 small tomatillos, husks removed, cored and diced
- 3 cups good, homemade chicken stock
- 12 new potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
- 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
- 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
Preheat your broiler. Place the poblanos on a baking sheet, cut side down and broil for 5-8 minutes, or until the skins are charred. Transfer to a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the peppers cool enough to handle and then peel them, discarding the peel. Dice the peppers and set aside.
Remove any excess fat from the thighs, rinse and pat dry. Cut into large chunks and season lightly with salt and pepper.
Heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over med-high heat. Sear the chicken in batches (don’t overcrowd the pan) until it just starts to brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Once all of the chicken is seared, add more oil if the pan is dry, reduce heat to medium and add the onions. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until they start to brown and soften. Add the garlic, tomatillo and poblanos and cook another 2-3 minutes. Add the chicken stock and potatoes and stir, scraping the bottom of the pan, making sure that nothing is sticking.
Turn the heat back up to medium-high and bring the stock to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes — if it’s boiling too hard, reduce the temperature again. Return the chicken to the pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the corn and simmer another 2 minutes. Add the cilantro and stir through. Taste, checking the seasoning. Add salt if necessary and serve!