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Braised Chicken with Tomatoes

Braised Chicken with Tomatoes 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.
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 518kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces of bone-in chicken about 2 Lbs.
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup 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**

Instructions

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Reduce heat to medium and stir in the chopped onion and the garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes until the onion looks transparent.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

    Notes

    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.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1piece | Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 37.5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.6mg