Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chicken Menudo (my version)

This is the picture of chicken menudo that I made for us just the other week. Actually this recipe seems like a combination of fritada and menudo as one can tell from the ingredients that I used. I was not able to post this right away for some reasons but I was able to take a picture immediately after it was done.

Pork menudo was one of my very first dishes I made when I arrived her in the states. Hubby had been hearing about this recipe from one of his friends who happened to have a little restaurant near our house. To him it sounds very familiar in the sense that he is Portuguese by blood. The dish sounds Spanish so I told him that may be that's how we got it from being under the Spanish regime for over 300 years.

Anyways, after tasting it he was licking his silverware which was an indication that he liked it. Then we thought that chicken meat would be healthier so the next time I made it, I used chicken. From then on, chicken menudo has been one of the regular dish that I make for him which is at least once or twice a month. He loves this dish to take to work for lunch.

I believe that there's is a lot of this in the web. However, I have to make some modifications in this recipe to stimulate the picky taste buds of my Portuguese hubby. It's just a very simple recipe and I can do it in less than an hour. For as long as I have all the necessary ingredients, there's is no problem.

If you want to try this dish, here are the things that you will need:

* 2 chicken breast, clean and cut into bite sizes (I usually boil the chicken so I can get my own chicken stock)
* 1 small size onion bulb, chopped
* 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
* 1 cup diced carrots
* 1 cup diced potatoes
* 3/4 cup green peas
* 1/2 cup olives
* 3/4 cup green bell pepper (cut in triangular shape)
* 1 cup tomato sauce
* 1.5 cups chicken stock
* olive oil
* salt to taste

Here is how to do it:
* In a non stick pan, fry potato and carrots with olive oil until brown. Then set aside.
* On the same pan, sauté garlic until the aroma comes out but not burn.
* Mix union and wait until transparent.
* Add chicken pieces.
* Add carrots and potatoes. Cover for 3 minutes.
* Pour in the chicken stock then cover to bring it to a boil.
* Add tomato sauce and green peas. Then cover.
* Add salt to taste. (optional)
* Add green pepper and cover for 3 minutes.
* Serve with joy!

Hubby love to eat this with nothing. Just a bowl of this and he is done.


Ria said...

Wow, this viand is one of my hubby's fave although the pork version. This is a great meal to try as substitute to red meat as I'm not a meat lover. I miss eating MENUDO na talaga!!! Waaahhhh. I wish I had the talent to cook. I don't know why I can't seem to put my heart into cooking... ;)

Gilbert/ Cely said...

yes, you my friend... All you need is to conquer your kitchen and be the queen there...

Don't forget that the best spice when cooking is LOVE.(LOL!)Try and you'll find that your food will taste superior than any food you can get from any famous food court.

Anonymous said...

Wow amazing........

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