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Guatemalan Chicken Pepián

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Guatemalan Chicken Pepián Recipe

Ready for a delicious journey with Key Food? Let’s explore Guatemalan Chicken Pepián, a traditional dish bursting with rich flavors and history. This blend of spices, veggies, and chicken offers a comforting yet exotic taste experience. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or new to Guatemalan cuisine, this recipe will guide you step-by-step to create a meal your family will love. Need help? Call us at (954) 893-1104 or contact us.

Ingredients for Guatemalan Chicken Pepián

Here’s what you’ll need to make the perfect Guatemalan Chicken Pepián:

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried chili peppers (like pasilla or guajillo)
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup green beans
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
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Preparation Steps for Guatemalan Chicken Pepián

Cooking Guatemalan Chicken Pepián is a joy, and here’s how you do it:

  1. Prepare the Chicken: Boil the chicken pieces in a large pot until fully cooked. Set the chicken aside and keep the broth.
  2. Roast the Vegetables: In a skillet, roast the tomatoes, onion, bell peppers, and garlic until charred. This deepens the flavor.
  3. Toast the Seeds and Chilies: Toast the sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and dried chilies in the skillet until fragrant.
  4. Blend the Sauce: Blend the roasted veggies, toasted seeds, and chilies with a cup of the reserved broth until smooth.
  5. Cook the Vegetables: Add potatoes, carrots, green beans, and corn to the pot with the remaining broth. Cook until tender.
  6. Combine Everything: Return the chicken to the pot, pour in the blended sauce, and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes.
  7. Season and Garnish: Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

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Serving Suggestions for Guatemalan Chicken Pepián

Guatemalan Chicken Pepián is perfect with warm tortillas or rice. The rich, spicy sauce pairs beautifully with these simple sides. For an extra touch, add a slice of lime and a sprinkle of cilantro. This dish is ideal for family dinners or special gatherings. Check out our online shopping to get all the ingredients you need.

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Nutritional Information

This dish is not only delicious but nutritious too. Chicken provides a great source of protein, while the vegetables and seeds are rich in vitamins and minerals. The spices and seeds also offer antioxidants and healthy fats, making this a balanced and wholesome meal.

A Culinary Journey with Chicken Pepián

We hope this recipe for Guatemalan Chicken Pepián inspires you to bring a taste of Guatemala to your table. It’s a dish that offers warmth and rich flavors, perfect for any occasion. Happy cooking!

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