MY CHICKEN STEW OR (POLLO GUISADO BORICUA STYLE) with CILANTRO and LEMON PEPPER RICE, A MEAL THAN CAN EASILY FEED AN ARMY, SMILE.
Just the simple humble chicken drums transformed into more than fried chicken, and who doesn’t love fried chicken? However, variety makes life much better. Transform your proteins into creative recipes and you will never fall into the same dish every week. Brilliant!
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 35 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $24.75 or $2.48 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
Servings: 10 (at 2 drums/serving)
Ingredients for the chicken ($21.40)
20 chicken drums ($8.90)
Lemon pepper (.35)
2 tbsp. Olive oil (.70)
2 cups Chicken stock ($1.25)
2 Idaho potato ($1.90)
5 red potatoes ($1.35)
3 Ajicitos or 1 tbsp. chopped green pepper (.30)
1 cubes of Molido (.15)
1 onion (.40)
3 Bay leaves (.15)
½ cup red wine ($1.90)
½ cup Tomato sauce (.35)
2 tbsp. Salad olives (.30)
1 handful of Italian Parsley (.60)
2 Avocados ($2.50)
Directions for the Chicken
Prepare the drums by removing the skin and any unnecessary fat. Pat dry and season with Lemon pepper, Cumin, Paprika, and 2 tbsp. of olive oil.
In a skillet with just a bit of olive oil, add few of the drums and cook them just until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
Add the chopped onions and cubed potatoes and cook until golden.
Add the chicken stock, 3 Bay leaves, 1 cube of Molido and ½ cup red wine, bring it to a boil.
Reduce to med low and cook until the potatoes are done.
Add the chicken drums, tomato sauce, ajicitos or green pepper and salad olives. Cover and cook for about 5 more minutes.
Ingredients for the Rice ($3.35)
3 cups of parboiled long grain rice ($2.00)
6 cups of water
1 tbsp. of Lemon pepper (.20)
1 tbsp. olive oil (.40)
½ cup of finely chopped cilantro (.75)
Directions for the Rice
Bring the 6 cups of water to a boil.
Add the rice, oil, lemon pepper and chopped cilantro, stir until it’s all blended.
Reduce the heat to low, cover the rice and cook for 20 minutes.
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