Portuguese Stewed Chicken (Galinha Estufada)

Portuguese Stewed Chicken (galinha Estufada) Recipe

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Vickie Parks

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@Northwestgal

For this delicious Portuguese dish, chicken is slowly stewed in tomatoes and herbs until so tender it'll practically fall off the bone.

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Serves:
6 to 8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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4 Tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
onion, coarsely chopped
1 large
ripe tomato, coarsely chopped
1/2 Tbsp
sweet paprika
2 clove
garlic, finely chopped
1
bay leaf
1/2 c
white wine
3 lb
chicken, rinsed and cut up
3 1/2 c
water
1 1/2 c
long-grain white rice
2 tsp
coarse salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 c
peas, frozen or fresh (shelled)
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley, divided

How to Make Portuguese Stewed Chicken (Galinha Estufada)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat the oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté until light golden in color, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 2Add the tomatoes, paprika, garlic and bay leaf. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the tomatoes are soft and partially dissolved, about 15 minutes.
  • 3Pour in the wine and simmer for 2 more minutes. Add the chicken and water, adding extra water if needed to just cover the chicken. Recover the pot tightly and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer the chicken for 15 minutes.
  • 4Add the rice, salt and pepper. Stir and continue to simmer for another 20 minutes.
  • 5Stir in the peas and 1 tablespoon of the parsley and simmer for 5 minutes more or until the meat is nearly falling off the bone.
  • 6Remove the pan from the heat. Let the stew stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with remaining parsley. The rice should be tender and the liquid should be absorbed.

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About Portuguese Stewed Chicken (Galinha Estufada)

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Portugese




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