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Chicken – Braised Mexican-Style

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Chicken – Braised Mexican-Style
by James Belardo

In Cucina Dello Zio we love to celebrate different cultures. This recipe helps us salute our neighbors to the south and their great culinary influences. This sultry chicken dish packs a lot of flavor, it works well with rice, in a burrito or in a taco.

Ingredients
2-3 chicken breasts cut into chunks around 1.5-inch square
1 small onion, cut
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
1/2 lime, juiced
Salt and Pepper – to taste
fresh cilantro
fresh oregano (or dried)
cinnamon
avocado oil
olive oil
2 cups hand crushed plum tomatoes
reserved marinade

Marinade
white wine
olive oil

Rub
sazon con azafran
garlic powder
Salt and Pepper – to taste
oregano – dried
chipotle
chili powder

Directions
1. Marinade chicken for 30-60 minutes

2. Remove chicken from marinade  and reserve the liquid for use later.

3. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and rub with the premixed spice blend

4. In a medium sized dutch oven set to medium heat, using avocado and olive oil, brown the chicken.
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5. When the chicken is browned on all sides, lower the heat, add butter and sauté the onions and garlic.
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6. Once the onions begin to turn transparent and the garlic softens, add the reserved marinade
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7. When the liquid comes to temperature, let  simmer for a few minutes before adding the chicken stock
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8. Once the chicken stock begins to simmer add the chicken and let cook for 10-15 minutes, covered.
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9. Mix occasionally and begin to break up the chicken chicken
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10. add 2 cups hand-crushed tomatoes and let cook for about 30 minutes, mixing occasionally.
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11. As it cooks, add salt and pepper to taste
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12. Once the flavors are balanced, add cilantro, oregano and lime juice.
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Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

January 14, 2019 at 5:42 PM

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