Our Guajillo Chile Paste lends a fruity and pleasantly spicy flavor to this easy, one-pot Mexican dish. Tomatoes and a host of spices combined with the fragrant chile paste creates a thick, flavorful rub for chicken and other grilled meats.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 60 min

Total time: 75 min

Guajillo Tomato Chicken
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 4 servings


  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in Dutch oven. Add chicken pieces to Dutch oven, as many as will fit in single layer.

  2. Cook until browned on one side, then flip and brown on other side. Remove chicken pieces and set aside. Repeat process with any remaining pieces. Turn off heat.

  3. Combine Guajillo Chile Paste, cumin, oregano, onion, garlic and tomatoes in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

  4. Heat Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

  5. Pour tomato mixture in Dutch oven and cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens and begins to look like tomato paste.

  6. Pour in chicken broth, and stir to combine. Add chicken pieces, bay leaf, salt and large pinch of pepper. Bring broth to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until chicken is completely cooked, about 25 minutes.

  7. Remove chicken pieces and set aside. Raise heat to medium, and cook until sauce is thick enough to coat back of spoon.

  8. Serve chicken with sauce poured on top, with rice and corn tortillas.