Tuesday, March 23, 2010

You must make this!

Seriously. You must. It's that goooooood! I found the original recipe here. I used her picture since I forgot, as usual, to take my own. I changed it up just a bit so I'll try to remember everything I did differently...

Chicken Ropa Vieja

3 chicken breast, cut in half
1 small onion, quartered
1 tomato, quartered
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 small can tomato paste

1 cup brown rice, uncooked
1 1/2 cups cooked broth from crockpot
1 cup water
3/4 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 bag frozen bell pepper trio from Trader Joes
1 cup white wine chicken broth (you could use white wine or chicken or veggie broth if you prefer)
1/2 small can tomato paste
3/4 cup reserved broth from crockpot, or more if necessary
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Place chicken, onion, tomato, carrot, and 2 cloves of garlic into crock pot. Mix tomato paste and 2 cups of water and add to the crock pot.  Add more water to cover, and set to low for 8 hours until the chicken is tender.

In a rice cooker add brown rice thru black beans.  Stir occasionally and add more reserved broth if necessary.

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 onions and saute until soft.  Add the garlic and peppers. Cook about 2 minutes. Stir in chicken, tomato paste, chicken broth, and reserved broth to create a nice sauce. I also added the onions from the crock pot to the skillet. Season with cumin. Cover and simmer on low for about 10 minutes more adding more broth and seasoning if needed.


Side note.  I loved cooked carrots so I ate them straight from the crock pot while I was finishing up the rest of them meal.

Enjoy!!  I know you will...

1 comment:

KB said...

Glad you liked the recipe :) -Krista Kooks