(Just a note: The photo only shows a small amount of the stew--the recipe will serve a crowd of 6-8 people )This is a favorite dish of my Peruvian hubby and since he especially requested it for dinner, I made it this evening. I used a large package of chicken breast cut into big 'fingers' and made enough with this recipe to serve 8 people! This recipe freezes well--just take out the potatoes (which will tend to become grainy if frozen)--it keeps for up to 4 months in the freezer. A vegetarian friend ate this dish without the chicken and loved it --the sauce is so rich and tasty it can be served without the meat, if you like! —BeijingRose
chicken breast pieces
Salt & Pepper to taste
red & green bell peppers, chopped
Aji Panca (Peruvian red pepper sauce)
bag of frozen green peas
1 1/2 pounds
red-skin potatoes, cut in slices (1/2 in thick)
red wine or port
cubes of chicken bouillon
cans of diced tomatoes with juice
In This Recipe
Wash the chicken pieces then marinate in buttermilk or evaporated milk for an hour. Mix the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper, then dip the marinated breasts in one at a time to coat, then fry on medium heat in hot oil. Lay aside.
Empty most of the oil from the pan and saute the onions and peppers. Place the tomatoes, chicken bouillon cubes (chopped up), aji panca in a sturdy bowl in the microwave to blend the flavors, about 2 minutes.
Add tomato mixture to the pan and stir in the peas. Lay the sliced potatoes on top of this, cover, then simmer for 20 minutes r until potatoes are softened. Pour the wine into the pan, stir gently, then add the fried chicken pieces and gently fold them into the potato-tomato mix. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, Serve with white rice and garnish with a green vegie like cooked brussel sprouts or green beans.