I fully intended this post to be about hatch chile cilantro boiled chicken. But if you scroll down to the bottom of the page and take a look-see at how unfortunate the appearance of boiled chicken is, I’m sure you can understand why this post quickly changed to hatch chile cilantro chicken broth. Ikea lidded jars are much more photogenic than boiled chicken. Much.
And maybe the broth knew all along that it was going to take center stage, because it ended up being impossible to toss out. What didn’t fit in the jar has been gradually making its way into my belly. Hatch chiles and cilantro are such a stellar combo that I bet you’d do the same.
FoodFash Hatch Chile & Cilantro Chicken (and broth)
One 3-ish pound whole chicken
2 hatch chiles, seeds removed and sliced
1 large white onion, sliced
1 bunch of cilantro
4 tablespoons salt
Place chicken in a large pot and top with hatch chiles, onion, cilantro, and salt. Fill with the pot with water until the chicken is covered with about an inch of water. Place pot over a burner on high heat. When the water comes to a boil, continue boiling for 45 minutes. Remove chicken from the broth and let cool. Strain broth and store in a large jar.
So what to do with all this broth and meat? How about this?