This is my version of Puerto Rican Fricassee. It's simple and fast but just as delicious.
In other countries, fricassee is cooked in a white sauce. Incidentally, it is also France original comfort food. My recipe today is done with chicken drums only, a very economical ingredient that could feed an army. However, the following recipe will render a quick meal for just about 3 people. It is easy to make and cooks in no time.
Furthermore, is a healthy meal choice for a week-night family meal. Oh, don’t be scare about the ingredients list. You have them in your pantry and freezer, smile.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 25 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $7.10 or $2.37 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: Gluten Free
6 chicken drums ($2.00)
1 ½ tbsp. Angie’s Basting Oil (1/2 for the rice) (.65)
1 tsp. Angie’s Dried Seasonings (.20)
3 Bay leaves (.10)
3 chopped garlic cloves (.15)
1 small onion in slices (.30)
1 tbsp. tomato sauce (.20)
1 ½ c. of chicken broth ($2.00)
1 Sofrito frozen disk (.25)
2 tbsp. Goya Salad Olives (.30)
2 envelopes Sazón con Achióte Goya 1 for the chicken and 1 for the rice (.25)
1 cup parboiled large grain rice cooked according to the bag directions (.50)
1 tsp. roasted garlic and herbs (.20)
Remove the skin from the chicken drums, any visible fat and season with 1 tbsp. Angie’s Basting Oil and 1 tsp. Angie’s Dried Seasonings. Set aside.
Meantime, cook the rice according to the package directions, however, substitute salt and instead use 1 envelope of Sazón con Achióte, ½ tbsp. of basting oil and 1 tsp. of roasted garlic and herbs. (No rocket science, bring 2 c. water to a boil, add the seasonings, rice, stir and reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes.)
In a skillet over medium, sear the chicken drums in their own marinade until a bit golden.
Add the sliced onion and chopped garlic until a bit translucent.
Now add the bay leaves, salad olives, tomato sauce, 1 Sazón envelope, frozen sofrito disc, and chicken broth, adjust salt as needed with my dried seasonings.
Cover the pot and cook in low for about 15 minutes to allow the sauce to become thick.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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