Variation On A Classic Dish

Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice

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Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice

Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice - A beloved stew: Invented by the Spaniards, but popular everywhere

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Health Score:
8,8 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 30 min.
Ready in
Calories:
766
calories
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Nutritional values

The high niacin and iron content of "Arroz con pollo", as it is known in Spain, is particularly beneficial to pregnant and breastfeeding women. Niacin has a positive effect on energy production and iron on blood formation. The high protein content and the vitamins from the vegetables ensure that the whole body remains fit.

Do you prefer fresh instead of canned tomatoes? Dip the fresh tomatoes briefly in boiling water and rinse them cold - then the skin can be peeled smooth, then dice the tomatoes. If liquid is missing, simply add a little more vegetable stock or white wine to the rice.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie766 kcal(36 %)
Protein68 g(69 %)
Fat34 g(29 %)
Carbohydrates42 g(28 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage5 g(17 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E3.4 mg(28 %)
Vitamin B₁0.6 mg(60 %)
Vitamin B₂0.6 mg(55 %)
Niacin34.4 mg(287 %)
Vitamin B₆2.1 mg(150 %)
Folate68 μg(23 %)
Pantothenic acid4.1 mg(68 %)
Biotin16.9 μg(38 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.3 μg(43 %)
Vitamin C66 mg(69 %)
Potassium1,218 mg(30 %)
Calcium108 mg(11 %)
Magnesium167 mg(56 %)
Iron5 mg(33 %)
Iodine39 μg(20 %)
Zinc4.3 mg(54 %)
Saturated fatty acids9.8 g
Uric acid468 mg
Cholesterol253 mg
Development of this recipe:
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Ingredients

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4
Ingredients
1 large red Bell pepper
2 onions
3 garlic
1 chicken (ready to cook, about 1.2 kg)
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt
peppers
2 tablespoons Spanish ground paprika (or 1 tablespoon each sweet and hot paprika)
7 ounces Brown rice
¾ cup dry white wine
15 ounces Canned tomatoes (drained, juice reserved)
2 cups vegetable stock
1 bay leaf
3 ounces green Olives (pitted)
1 bunch cilantro (or flat-leaf parsley)
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Roasting pan, 1 Plate, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Can opener

Preparation steps

1.
Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice preparation step 1

Cut bell pepper into quarters and remove the seeds. Peel onions. Cut both into 1 cm (approximately 1/2 inch) cubes. Peel the garlic cloves and chop finely.

2.
Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice preparation step 2

Rinse the chicken, pat dry and cut with a large knife into 8 parts.

3.
Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice preparation step 3

Heat the oil in a roasting pan. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and fry until golden brown, remove and place on a plate.

4.
Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice preparation step 4

Drain roasting pan, leaving about 1 tablespoon of drippings in the pan. Add bell pepper, onions and garlic and sauté in remaining fat over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

5.
Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice preparation step 5

Add paprika and rice and sauté briefly while stirring. Pour in white wine to deglaze and cook for 2 minutes.

6.
Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice preparation step 6

Add the tomatoes with their juice, vegetable broth and bay leaf to the rice and bring to a boil again.

7.
Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice preparation step 7

Add chicken pieces to pan and bring everything to a boil again briefly. Cover roasting pan with aluminum foil or a lid and seal well. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F/convection 325°F) on the bottom rack for 50-60 minutes.

8.
Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice preparation step 8

Meanwhile, coarsely chop olives. Rinse cilantro or parsley, shake dry, pluck and chop the leaves.

9.
Spanish-Style Braised Chicken with Rice preparation step 9

At the end of the cooking time, mix the olives into the rice, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with cilantro or parsley and leave for another 5 minutes in switched-off oven. Arrange chicken and rice on plates and serve.