* Three 11-oz. cans tomatillos, drained, can be substituted for fresh tomatillos. Omit step 1.
** After tomatillos are processed in blender, they can be refrigerated up to 1 day or frozen up to 3 months.
The tomatillo, a common ingredient in Southwestern U.S. and Mexican recipes, resembles a green cherry tomato in a papery husk and has a mildly tart flavor.
Corn tortillas, Mexico's national bread, typically are made of nothing more than cornmeal and water and contain almost no fat (about 1 gram).
Prepare the chicken mixture and the salsa several hours in advance and store separately in the refrigerator. Wrap in the tortillas just before cooking time.