Friday, March 19, 2010

Chicken Ropa Vieja

Krista Kooks Chicken Ropa Vieja  7 I know a lot of you that follow my blog (or check it every so often) are going to LOVE this one!!!  Gina at Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes posted this recipe earlier this year in January.  Henry and I got to try it earlier this month.  Since it’s a slow cooker/CrockPot recipe, I got to smell this one in the house most of the afternoon, and man it was tantalizing. 

Once the chicken was ready, I shredded it with two forks.  I also prepared some canned black beans with some latin spice as well as the Chipotle Rice to serve the chicken on.  Similar to Gina, I wanted some Chipotle type dinner right at home :)  I, too, love me some Chipotle!

Servings: 4

3 chicken breast halves
1 small onion, quartered
1 tomato, quartered
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup tomato sauce
reserved broth
1 tsp cumin, or more to taste (I like a lot)
garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Place chicken, onion, tomato, carrot, and 2 cloves of garlic into crock pot. Add water to cover, and set to high for 4 hours until the chicken is tender. Krista Kooks Chicken Ropa Vieja If cooking on the stove, cook on medium-low, and simmer until the chicken is tender, 30 to 40 minutes. Place the chicken into a bowl and shred it into strips using a fork; set aside. Reserve the liquid.

In a large deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, onions, green peppers, and red peppers. Cook about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in chicken, tomato sauce, white wine, and about 3/4 cup of the reserved broth to create a nice sauce. Season with cumin, garlic powder salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer on low for about 10 minutes more adding more broth and seasoning if needed. Makes 4 cups. Krista Kooks Chicken Ropa Vieja  9
So easy for those of you who are gone most of the day working :)  Your family/spouse will love you!
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