Braised Chicken with Tomatoes - Pollo Entomatado Sencillo

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Braised Chicken and Tomato Easy recipe

This chicken in tomato sauce is a simple but flavorful dish. It doesn’t need that many spices or herbs to render one of the most memorable stews you will ever taste! I love to take advantage of the summer tomatoes because I know they will produce a rich sauce, one that’s perfect to soak up with some crusty bread. I hope you prepare it, and if you don’t like to add the jalapeño pepper, just substitute with plain green bell peppers, I’m sure you kids will enjoy it as well as the grown ups in the family.

This dish isn’t exclusive to any specific region of Mexico; you can find a different version in every household since every cook prepares it in his or her own personal way. Some will add potatoes or zucchini, or any other vegetable available in their area. Most of the time it is served with rice or beans, and a warm stack of corn tortillas.



  • 4 pieces of bone-in chicken (about 2 Lbs.)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup of chopped white onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, diced
  • 1 Poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced *
  • 4 cups of chopped tomato (About 20 oz.)
  • 1 Knorr Tomato-Chicken Bouillon
  • ½ cup water
  • Salt to season
  • ¼ cup parsley or cilantro for garnish, chopped**

Braised Chicken and Tomato Easy recipe

  • For this recipe I used one chicken thigh, one chicken leg, and ½ chicken breast cut into 2 pieces.
  • *As always, you can add more peppers to add more heat. With one pepper, it will be mild.
  • **You can skip the garnish if you don’t have the herbs on hand.

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Braised Chicken and Tomato Easy recipe

1.     Season chicken with salt and pepper. Set aside.
2.     Heat oil in a large dutch oven or heavy pot over medium high heat. Once it is hot, add the chicken pieces skin-side down. Fry the chicken, turning once per side until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
3.     Reduce heat to medium and stir in the chopped onion and the garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes until the onion looks transparent.
4.     Add the diced peppers and keep cooking for 5 more minutes. Scrape any browned bits at the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
Braised Chicken and Tomato Easy recipe

5.     Stir in the chopped tomatoes, cook for 5 more minutes. Add Knorr Tomato-Chicken Bouillon dissolved in the ½ cup of water and turn the heat to medium high. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to simmer. Check to see if it needs more salt, then cover the pot and cook for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked and tender.
Braised Chicken and Tomato Easy recipe

Serve with rice. I love to eat it with bread to soak up all those tomato juices!


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