Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Wednesday's Menu - Fried Chicken

Chicharron de Pollo Picture courtesy of this Site


One of my friends is sick so I made her homemade chicken soup with orzo. Since I needed chicken for that, I decided to make chicken for dinner tonight. BTW, Costco had a buy one get one free coupon yesterday so now I have a freezer full of chickens.

Menu:
Chicharron de pollo (deep fried chicken nuggets)
Red beans
Steamed White Rice

Chicharron de Pollo Recipe

Cut up a whole chicken but make sure they are small pieces approximately the size of a large chicken nugget
Dry with paper towels and salt and pepper to taste.
Heat up the oil in a deep fryer or a small saucepan and add enough oil to deep fry. Oil must be very hot.
Fry a few pieces of chicken at a time and remove to a platter covered with paper towels. Continue frying until all pieces are deep fried.

Red Beans Recipe:
1 can of red kidney beans
1 can of tomato sauce
1 medium onion diced
3 large garlic cloves minced
Cumin
2 packets of Goya's Sazon
Salt and pepper to taste if needed
Olive oil

Heat a small saucepan and add two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Add the garlic and brown. Add the onions and stir for a few minutes. Add the Sazon and stir until evenly orange in color. Add the tomato sauce and beans. Sprinkle with a touch of cumin. Cook on medium low for approximately 25 minutes.

On a plate, serve the chicken, beans and white rice.

Serves 4

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