One of the meats that we like the most to cook in stews is chicken because it always looks great with its sauce and tender meat. At Directo al Paladar we know it and we have done it in many ways. That is why we have compiled these 23 comforting chicken stews to beat the cold, that you will surely like to rediscover.
You will find classic stews and original stews, with salty sauces and sweet sauces, with a lot of variety so that you can enjoy an ingredient that we eat frequently and that we can cook -as you will now see- in many ways.
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The most traditional chicken stew
Each area of our country has chicken stews in their cookbooks and there are many that We enjoy our trips through different Autonomous Communities. Perhaps the most traditional dishes are the pepitoria chicken and the chilindrón chicken. This can be prepared with Thermomix, but we summarize here the traditional recipe, which all cooks should know.
Season the chicken pieces. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and lightly brown. We withdraw and reserve. We prepare a sauce. Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves. Peel and chop the onion. Heat a little extra virgin olive oil in a pan or casserole and fry both over very low heat for five minutes. Meanwhile we wash the peppers, remove their stems and seeds and cut into small squares (mirepox). Add the peppers to the pan, add the bay leaf and continue cooking for five more minutes. Peel the tomatoes, grate them and add to the pan. Stir, season to taste and cook for a couple of minutes over high heat letting the tomato water evaporate. Finally we add the wine and the chicken, adjust the salt and pepper point again, cover the pan and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is done inside and the sauce has become thick. The time will depend on the size of the chicken pieces chosen. We serve immediately or let it cool down before storing in the fridge.
More regional chicken stews
A good example of a lesser known traditional stew is this Majorcan recipe for scaldums, a stew to dip bread in the sauce until you are full, which if you have not tried it, you will really like to make.
I also recommend that you try these chicken thighs stewed in spiced tomato sauce with basil, whose flavor you will never forget. Y prepare bread for that sauce, that you will need, you will see.
Chicken stews with fruit sauces
The fruit and the chicken fit very well and in the stews, the combination of both ingredients is very pleasant.. Such is the case of the stewed chicken with an oriental flavor that pineapple and apple among its ingredients.
The same happens with the chicken thighs stewed with persimmon persimmon sauce or the recipe for chicken thighs stewed with quince that he prepared Liliana and I have done it several times at home because I love how it looks.
Chicken stews with olives
The chicken stews and olives They make a very good couple and there are many recipes that we have with these ingredients together. Such is the case of the Mediterranean chicken stew with olives and capers or the chicken stew with olives and rosemary that you have in the photo above. Both of Esther’s recipes are truly memorable.
You will also love María José’s Provencal chicken stew with olives, whose sauce has made me fall in love since I tried it and it is also one of my usual stews at home. The flavor that olives bring is incredible.
Chicken stews with alcohol in its preparation
The Liquors and spirits produce very interesting culinary reactions in meat and poultry stews and as once cooked for a while the alcoholic content evaporates, they are recipes that can be consumed by the whole family.
We really like the tequila chicken breasts recipe that you made Philippe a long time ago or the recipe for chicken with black beer sauce whose photo heads this compilation that he prepared Esther or the chicken stewed with tomato and beer that my grandmother made it always brings out a tear when I prepare it.
You can also make a recipe for chicken with cider completed with apples and blueberries, or the chicken fricassee with vermouth, with a contrast of flavors that will not leave anyone indifferent for its flavor and tenderness the meat remains.
Other stewed chicken recipes worth trying
We complete the compilation of these 23 Comforting Chicken Stew Recipes To Warm Up On These Cold Days with four other delicious very appetizing recipes, which we recommend for the winter.
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