1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
3 large cloves garlic, halved
1 small onion, quartered
3/4 lb (375 g) tomatillos (about 7)
1 medium to large jalapeno chili, cut in half lengthwise, seeded
1/4 cup (50 mL) loosely packed fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp (2 mL) sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 1/4 lb/1.125 kg)
Did You Know?: Tomatillos are Mexican green tomatoes in husks. Their flavour has a hint of lemon, apple and herbs. Tomatillos are popular in Mexican and Southwest cooking and used in a variety of dishes.
Substitution : In place of fresh tomatillos, you can use 3 cans (12 oz/341 mL each) whole tomatillos; drain the liquid. Decrease the salt to 1/2 teaspoon, using 1/4 teaspoon each in the processed mixture and the marinade.