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Recipe: Delicious Chicken Menudo

Chicken Menudo

Introduction:

Chicken Menudo is a classic Filipino dish that combines the rich flavors of chicken, vegetables, and spices in a savory tomato sauce. This hearty and satisfying dish is perfect for family gatherings, special occasions, or simply as a comforting meal. Follow this detailed recipe to create a mouthwatering Chicken Menudo that will surely impress your loved ones.

Ingredients:



- 500 grams boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces

- 2 tablespoons cooking oil

- 1 onion, finely chopped

- 3 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 red bell pepper, diced

- 1 green bell pepper, diced

- 1 carrot, diced

- 1 cup frozen green peas

- 3 tablespoons tomato paste

- 1 cup tomato sauce

- 1 cup chicken broth

- 2 tablespoons soy sauce

- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

- 1 bay leaf

- 1 teaspoon sugar

- Salt and pepper to taste



Instructions:

1. Heat the cooking oil in a large pan or pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, and sauté until fragrant and translucent.

2. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and cook until they turn golden brown on all sides. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

3. Once the chicken is cooked, add the diced bell peppers, carrot, and frozen green peas. Sauté for a few minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.

4. In a small bowl, mix the tomato paste, tomato sauce, chicken broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.

5. Pour the tomato mixture into the pan with the chicken and vegetables. Stir everything together, ensuring that the sauce evenly coats all the ingredients.

6. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the Chicken Menudo simmer for about 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and to allow the flavors to meld together.

7. After simmering, taste the Chicken Menudo and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more salt, pepper, or sugar according to your preference.

8. Remove the bay leaf from the dish before serving.

9. Serve the Chicken Menudo hot with steamed rice or as a filling for warm tortillas. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley or green onions for an added touch of freshness.


Tips:

- For a spicier kick, you can add a teaspoon of chili flakes or a chopped chili pepper.

- Feel free to customize the vegetables based on your preference. You can add potatoes, green beans, or even raisins for added texture and flavor.

- To save time, you can pre-cut and marinate the chicken with soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce overnight for a more tender and flavorful result.



Conclusion:

Chicken Menudo is a delightful dish that brings together the goodness of chicken, vegetables, and a flavorful tomato sauce. This recipe is perfect for those seeking a hearty and satisfying meal that encompasses the authentic taste of Filipino cuisine. Enjoy this Chicken Menudo with your loved ones and savor the delightful flavors it brings to your table.





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