Nopales Con Pollo (Chicken with Cactus)

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This is one of my oldest daughters favorite dish at the Mexican restaurant we go to and she asked me to make it at home for her and this is what I came up with. She absolutely loves it!

Ingredients:

1 lb. Chicken Thighs, sliced into strips

15 oz. jar of Napolitos (cactus) drained and rinsed

1/2 Onion, sliced or chopped

2 Tbsp. Oil

1 tsp. ground Cumin

1 tsp. Chili Powder

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

10 oz. can of Rotel or diced tomatoes with green chilies, pureed

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat

Combine spices in a small bowl, set aside

Place chicken in skillet, stir well to coat with oil and cook for about 5 minutes stirring often, drain off about 1/2 of liquid in pan.

Add onions, nopales and spices, stir well and cook about 5 minutes stirring often.

Add pureed tomatoes to pan and stir well, simmer about 2 minutes until slightly thickened.

Garnish with sour cream and avocado slices, makes 4 servings.

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5 thoughts on “Nopales Con Pollo (Chicken with Cactus)

  1. This sounds delicious, Cory! And it’s so nice to see you posting your lovely recipes once again. I hope you are in a “good place” right now and are doing well.

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  2. Thank you for the recipe. I made it for my husband and he loves it. We’ve had the same dish before at a restaurant and I’ve been wanting to incorporate cactus into our meal plans somehow.

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