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Braised Chicken in Cilantro Tomato Sauce


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Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 25

Ingredients

4 Chicken legs
salt and pepper
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup cilantro
1 medium brown onion, quartered
3/4 Lbs. white mushrooms, quartered
1 cup tomato sauce


In a large skillet, heat the oil.


Season the chicken with salt and pepper.


Brown the chicken for 8 minutes, turning once.


Puree the garlic, cilantro and onion in a food processor. Set aside.


Remove chicken and pour almost all of the oil over the chicken.


Cook the mushrooms in the skillet for 2 minutes, undisturbed.


Add the garlic, cilantro and onion puree to the skillet. Heat for 1 minute.


Add the tomato sauce to the skillet. Bring to a boil.


Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.


Best served with rice or vegetables.


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Notes

This was the first dinner I prepared as a married woman. It's savory, delicious, and the cilantro helps avoid tomato-induced indigestion. My husband loves this meal!

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