Cooking Light's Mofongo Relleno De Pollo Recipe

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Submitted by angier84

Makes 12 servings



Mofongo is mashed plantains with garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings that are shaped into individual balls or molded with a mortar and pestle into a bowl to hold meat or fish. This version uses bacon and is shaped into patties that are sautéed. The consistency of the stewed chicken is between simple roast chicken and asopao--the classic soupy Puerto-Rican stew.

Recipe Ingredients for Cooking Light's Mofongo Relleno de Pollo

5 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
15 ounce tomato sauce
6 green plantains, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 pounds)
2 teaspoons salt, divided
6 serving Real Bacon Bits
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Recipe Directions for Cooking Light's Mofongo Relleno de Pollo

  1. To prepare chicken, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add half of chicken; sauté 8 minutes or until browned. Remove chicken from pan. Repeat procedure with 1 1/2 teaspoons of oil and remaining chicken. Return chicken to pan; stir in onion and next 5 ingredients (through tomato sauce). Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Keep warm.

  2. To prepare mofongo, place plantains and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 1 inch above plantains; stir to dissolve salt. Let stand 20 minutes. Drain plantains, and return to pan. Cover plantains with water to 1 inch above plantains. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain plantains; return to pan. Mash plantains with a potato masher. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, bacon, garlic, and broth. Shape plantain mixture into 24 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 8 patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Repeat procedure twice with remaining patties and oil. Serve chicken mixture

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 352.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
382
Calories from Fat
109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.1g
19%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
112mg
37%
Sodium
1224mg
51%
Potassium
586mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
31.9g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
15.4g
Protein
42.2g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 1% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
    Bad points
  • High in sodium
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