Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sofrito Chicken

After sampling a delicious braised Cilantro Chicken at The Food Truck Round Up a few weekends ago, I decided to make a Sofrito Chicken. Sofrito is a mixtures of braised vegetables that is often used in Spanish cooking. I can't tell you that it's just like mom's cooking since I've never had this before, but I can tell you that we enjoyed this recipe!

Sofrito Chicken (4 Drumsticks and 6 Thighs)
Time: 1hr 30mins

- 2 Bell Peppers (seeds removed and chopped)
- 1/2 Bunch Cilantro
- 1 Onion
- 2 Roma Tomatoes
- 1 Banana Pepper
- 6 Cloves of Garlic
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 tbsp Tomato Paste 
- 1-2 tsp Cumin
- Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
- Chicken (I used 4 drumsticks and 6 thighs)

  1. In a large heated pan, add oil and cook chopped vegetables for 10-15mins. Add cilantro and spices at this time as well. 
  2. Set aside sofrito in a bowl. Add the chicken to the pot and brown on both sides.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, place sofrito mixture into a blender and blend ingredients to desired consistency.
  4. Pour sofrito back into the pot and cook the chicken for 45mins-1hr. Once it starts boiling make sure to reduce the heat.
  5. Serve with some rice/quinoa and enjoy!

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