Braised Chicken in Cilantro Tomato Sauce
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 25
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Brown the chicken for 8 minutes, turning once.
  4. Puree the garlic, cilantro and onion in a food processor. Set aside.
  5. Remove chicken and pour almost all of the oil over the chicken.
  6. Cook the mushrooms in the skillet for 2 minutes, undisturbed.
  7. Add the garlic, cilantro and onion puree to the skillet. Heat for 1 minute.
  8. Add the tomato sauce to the skillet. Bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  10. Best served with rice or vegetables.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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!