I followed the recipe but used red yellow and red peppers with carrots instead of frozen veggies. I added it with the broth and let them cooked until tender and then added the rice. Delish! Pros: One pot dinner Cons: Make sure your chicken is cooked thru
Not a "Quick Weeknight Meal" I was excited to try this recipe out when I got the new issue in the mail this week and was a little frustrated with the length of time necessary for fully cooking the chicken after reintroducing the chicken back into the pot (with the onion/garlic/tomato sauce/broth mixture). The recipe states that you should be able to cover and cook (at a simmer) the browned chicken pieces for about 8-10 minutes but I found that my medium-sized drumsticks took over 50 minutes in the pot to be plate-ready. With prep time for the meat and onions etc. this dish ended up taking over an hour from start to finish. I really enjoyed it and felt like it was an easy dish to make with great flavor; I just wish that I hadn't picked a busy tuesday night after work to make it. (Also it really benefits from a little chopped cilantro at plating) Pros: Good basic flavor easy to prepare Cons: Takes much longer to cook than stated in recipe
Delish I made this recipe last night and chose to use boneless/skinless chicken thighs. I also added in some additional spices (cumin chili powder) for extra flavor. The next time I make it I will omit the 2T of oil called for in the recipe. The result was way too much oil. Overall a great recipe. Tasted like I had slow simmered it all day! Pros: Wonderful flavor Cons: A little bit oily
Qucik and Delicious I made this for dinner tonight. It was very quick. I made a couple changes. I used bonelss skinless chicken breasts and browned them in my pan. I did not have an onion or a clove of garlic so I sprinkled garlic powder onion powder and black pepper on the breasts as they cooked. I followed the rest of the recipe as instructed adding some dehydrated onions to the tomato sauce and omitting the vegetables. Served with a salad this made a dleicous hearty meal that was very good. Pros: easy flavorful low sodium healthy Cons: none
Modified to taste and it turned out great! I used boneless Chicken breast because I didn't have any drumsticks or thighs in my freezer. I modified the recipe a little bit to make it more authentic. I added cumin 3 bay leaves and dried oregano. I thought the frozen vegetable were good I used them to save time so that I did not have to chop up celery carrots and peppers which are traditional for this dish. Overall I really enjoyed this dish.