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    Chicken in Pepitoria

    Chicken in Pepitoria. Photo by IngridH

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    1 hrs 25 mins

    15 mins

    1 hrs 10 mins

    breezermom's Note:

    The saffron, chicken, and rice flavor of Chicken in Pepitoria is reminiscent of the famous Spanish paella. In paella, however, rice cooks together with all the meats and vegetables in a special shallow round paella pan. From Classical International Recipes. Posted for ZWT!

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    1. 1
      Rinse chicken pieces; pat dry.
    2. 2
      In a paper or plastic bag, combine flour, 1 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Add chicken a few pices at a time; shake to coat. In a skillet brown chicken on all sides in hot oil about 15 minutes. Remove and set aside; reserve oil.
    3. 3
      Cook garlic, onion, and mushrooms in reserved hot oil till onion is tender. Drain off fat. Stir chicken broth, wine, parsley, and bay leaf into onion mixture.
    4. 4
      Return the chicken to the skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 45 minutes or until chicken is tender. Transfer chicken to a platter. Remove bay leaf and skim the fat.
    5. 5
      For sauce, combine the eggs, almonds, bread crumbs and saffron; stir into the skillet. Cook and stir till it is thickened and bubbly. Pour sauce over chicken.
    6. 6
      Serve with hot cooked rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 30, 2011


      This was wonderful! The sauce was rich, thick, and very flavorful- I loved seeing the flecks of egg and the occasional thread of saffron among the mushrooms. I was going to halve the recipe, but ended up making the whole amount of sauce, so I would have plenty to serve with rice and some leftover for later. I had some chanterelle mushrooms on hand, so I used those instead of plain button mushrooms. Otherwise, I made as written, and the dish was enjoyed by everyone at the table. It was very easy to put together, and I don't think it took as long to cook as the recipe specified. This was easy enough for a weeknight, but elegant enough to serve to company. Thanks for a great dinner that will definitely be made again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken in Pepitoria

    Serving Size: 1 (244 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 415.0
    Calories from Fat 241
    Total Fat 26.8 g
    Saturated Fat 6.3 g
    Cholesterol 148.2 mg
    Sodium 262.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 26.7 g

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