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Even my FFF cousin makes this lol. Good for during the year too and low fat. I know some people have the minhag not to use garlic during Passover - you can omit but it won't be as good. Adapted from Steven Raichlen's Healthy Jewish Cooking.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 -2 clove garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 green pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
- 1 -2 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon paprika, sweet if available
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes, omit for passover or use some fresh chili
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 (28 ounce) canchopped peeled tomatoes with juice (or fresh if you don't have Passover ones)
- 1⁄4 cup canned tomato sauce (can also use tomato and mushroom sauce)
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1⁄2 teaspoon brown sugar, if available,can be omitted
- Place the chicken in a bowl and toss with the garlic, salt and pepper.
- Let marinate for 15 minutes while you make the sauce.
- Heat the oil in a large, heavy saucepan.
- Add the onion and pepper and cook until soft but not brown- about 3 minutes.
- Add the garlic, paprika and hot pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the tomato paste and fry for 30 seconds.
- Add the chopped peeled tomatoes with their juice to the pan with the tomato sauce and 2 tablespoons parsley.
- Simmer the sauce until thick and richly flavoured- 10 to 15 minutes- stirring often.
- Add sugar if too acidic.
- Blend or process the sauce if you don't like chunky sauce.
- Stir the chicken into the sauce and simmer until cooked, about 15 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve garnished with remaining parsley.
Basic, yummy, perfect, thank you for sharing this dish. Lolly
Wow i'm really glad I tried this.. this was delicious! Due to personal preference, I probably added 4x the garlic overall and probably marinated the chicken a bit longer. Since we like our chicken well done to the MAX, I first sauteed the chicken for 5 minutes and then when the chicken turned white and the juices started to come out, I added it to the sauce after it had simmered for 5min or so. Finally I allowed the chicken/sauce mixture to simmer for 20-25min until thick and delicious. I don't think it needed any sugar, but I added 1 tsp of it anyways. I hope more people try this dish... Thanks!
This dish is delish!! My family got tired of the basic chicken dish & Matzo Brie! My kids even ate it cold! I'll make it again even when it's not Pesach. A-1!!