Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins

Richly flavored dish originating in the Catalonian region of Spain and especially nice with roasted potatoes on the side.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat 4 TBS olive oil in a heavy pan over medium heat, then fry the chicken for about 10 minutes or until golden on all sides; remove and set aside.
  2. Add the onions, garlic and pepper to the pan and saute until the onion is golden.
  3. Add the tomatoes, sherry and saffron with water and bring to a simmer.
  4. Cook 10-15 minutes to evaporate excess liquid (you want to arrive at a fairly thick sauce at this stage).
  5. Return chicken to pan along with bay leaf, cinnamon stick, salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to a simmer, cover loosely and cook for about 30 minutes until the chicken is tender and completely cooked and the sauce thickened.
  7. To finish, heat 1 TBS oil over medium-high heat in a small skillet and fry the breadcrumbs and almonds till golden (stirring all the while); remove from heat and stir in the paprika, mixing well.
  8. Serve each breast with sauce and with almond mixture sprinkled over the top of all.

Reviews

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Very good indeed! I use chicken thighs with bones in and cook for longer (I take the skin off first). It is better kept overnight and re-heated the next day

phil1959 January 08, 2006

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