Cuban Chicken with Rice
Beer helps to tenderize the drumsticks while infusing them with moisture.
- 3 lbs chicken drumsticks (about 8 - 10)
- 2 tsp salt, divided
- 1 tsp black pepper, divided
- 2 tbls olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 5 cups chicken stock, warmed
- 2 cups Arborio rice
- 1 can (12 oz) beer
- 1 jar (4 oz) sliced pimentos, drained
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Season drumsticks with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. In large saute pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, warm olive oil. Add chicken to pan and cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 7 minutes.
- Add to pan onion, garlic and green pepper; saute 5 minutes over medium high heat. Add tomato sauce, white wine and warm chicken stock. Add remaining teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Bring mixture to a boil; add rice. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 20 minutes, stirring gently. Add beer.
- Cover pan and place in preheated oven. Bake 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven; stir in beer and return to oven. Continue cooking until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear when pierced with knife, about 5 minutes more. Add pimentos and peas; stir well to blend. Serve immediately.
Calories from Fat 185 (19%)
(32%)Total Fat 21g
(23%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Total Carbohydrate 93g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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