• Prep Time
    25 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    25 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 6
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    Chicken Ropa Vieja

    Traditionally, ropa vieja or carne desmechada is made with beef, but this recipe swaps in chicken for a healthier (but just as delicious!) variation. Served over rice with tajadas de maduro, this Chicken Ropa Vieja is an excellent dish that the whole family will love.


    Ingredients
    For the Chicken
    4
    chicken breasts, bone in
    1
    onion, quartered
    1
    green pepper, chopped
    1
    carrot, peeled and chopped
    4
    cloves garlic, peeled
    *
    Salt and Pepper
    For the Sofrito
    1
    tablespoon
    oil
    3
    garlic cloves
    1
    cup
    onion, chopped
    1
    large red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
    1
    cup
    chicken broth
    1/4
    cup
    tomato sauce
    2
    tablespoons
    tomato paste
    1
    teaspoon
    ground cumin
    *
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/2
    cup
    capers
    Directions
    Make the chicken: In a pot, place the chicken, onion, green pepper, carrot, and garlic. Add water to cover the chicken, add salt, pepper and cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
    Measure and strain 1 cup of the liquid used to cook the chicken and set aside.
    Remove the chicken from the pot, let cool, and shred with a fork or your hands.
    Make the sofrito: In a large sauce pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onions, and red pepper. Cook about 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender.
    Add the cooked and shredded chicken, reserved broth, tomato sauce, tomato paste, cumin, salt, pepper and capers.
    Cover and cook on low for about 10 minutes, adding more broth and seasoning if needed, stirring occasionally. Serve warm.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 6
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