Arroz De Cabidela

READY IN: 11mins
Recipe by Mami J

This is a traditional Portuguese chicken and rice dish. Found on-line and posted for Zaar World Tour 5.

Top Review by Joana G.

As this dish sounds good it is miles away from what the title/name of the dish is. Cabidela is essentially (usualy) poultry and then rice slow cooked in the meat's own blood. It does not take peppers. For another missed main ingredient the dish needs: vinegar (so the blood does not cloght up). Sorry for the disappointment.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the chicken and pat it dry. Heat half of the oil in deep skillet and add the chicken, brown on both sides, about 8 minutes per side.
  2. Add salt, pepper, the cloves and the bay leaves. Add the wine, cover and to cook over low heat until chicken is tender, about 35 minutes. (If the chicken begins to dry, add just a little bit of water).
  3. Heat the remaining oil in separate oven-proof saucepan, fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes on low heat. Add one of the peppers and the tomatoes, and to continue frying 10 minutes more. Incorporate the chicken and the broth, (calculating double volume to that of the rice) and when it begins to boil, to add the rice.
  4. Cook ton high heat, uncovered, unti rice is about half-way cooked, about 10 minutes approximately. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the chicken, loosely covered, so that it finishes cooking approximately for 10 minutes.
  5. Garnish with remaining peppers and serve hot.

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