Pollo Pipian (Chicken Pipian)

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But, what is Pipian you ask? Pipian is a thick green sauce made out of roasted Pepitas, (hence the name) which are pumpkin seeds; tomatillos, and green chiles. It is a type of Mole. It is originated in Puebla, Mexico and just like traditional Mole Poblano (red mole) is made with a long list of ingredients. Today, we are taking a little shortcut, we are making a super easy version of Chicken Pipian with just a handful of ingredients but without compromising the delicious nutty flavor of this wonderful sauce.

Tradition says you have to boil the chicken and use the broth to make the sauce but I didn’t. One, because I think the chicken tastes a lot better when baked in the oven and two, my kids palate is still developing and they haven’t learned to enjoy any kind of Mole yet so, since nobody wants to eat boiled chicken, I roasted all my chicken drumsticks, saved a few for my kids and use the rest for Chicken Pipian. Win/win.

Find the Full recipe below.

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Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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