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    Portuguese Black Bean Chicken Stew

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    45 mins

    1 hrs 30 mins

    Steve_G's Note:

    Great flavor and very healthy.

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    Serves: 8



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    1. 1
      Soak beans overnight in water.
    2. 2
      The beans will double in volume.
    3. 3
      Discard water and fill with new water to same level.
    4. 4
      Add onion, garlic and cumin, simmer beans for one hour or until liquid is mostly absorbed and beans are semi soft.
    5. 5
      If all liquid evaporates before beans are cooked add water (at least 1/2 inch above beans).
    6. 6
      Add red pepper, okra and tomatoes and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.
    7. 7
      Finally; add sliced chicken, scallions, basil and cilantro.
    8. 8
      Pull off heat and let chicken braise in the stew without any heat for approximately 10 minutes.
    9. 9
      Serve when chicken is cooked and tender.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 03, 2002


      I made this night before last. I had never used soaked over night beans. I am lazy and last minute and had always resorted to canned. But this time I planned ahead. While the flavors were wonderful the beans were a little tough. However, upon eating the leftovers the next day for lunch I found that this dish was even better. I heated a bowl for lunch and ended up eating spoonfuls cold out of the plastic container with much enjoyment. I must admit that after tasting the finished product I added a bit chicken boullion powder (two teaspoons) The finished product resulted in an enjoyable meal. However, I must warn that the chicken bacame a disturbing grey color. But it you close your eyes it is worth it.

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    • on October 29, 2002


      I made this dish for the family and we loved it. It was a great cool weather dish!

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    • on January 23, 2004


      We really enjoyed this dish. I did cheat and use canned black beans. I used 2 cans. I wasn't sure if the chicken should be cooked beforehand, and I really prefer shredded chicken to chunks so I roasted a chicken and added the shredded chicken to the recipe at the appropriate time. We also did not have fresh basil so that was eliminated. My husband and I both loved it. We served it with rice. Next day, hubby reheated it and made a wrap out of it with a tortilla. I think the chicken could easily be elimated to make it vegetarian. Rich, hearty comfort food.

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    Nutritional Facts for Portuguese Black Bean Chicken Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (934 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 504.0
    Calories from Fat 29
    Total Fat 3.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 65.8 mg
    Sodium 101.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 71.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 17.5 g
    Sugars 5.7 g
    Protein 49.4 g

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