23 comforting chicken casseroles that will help you beat the cold
One of the meats that we like the most to cook in stews is chicken because it always looks great with its sauce and tender meat.In Directo al Paladar we know it and we have done it in many ways. That is why we have compiled these 23 comforting chicken stews that will come in handy to combat the cold, which you will surely like to rediscover.
You will find classic stews and original stews, with salty sauces and sweet sauces, with a lot of variety so that you can enjoy an ingredient that we eat frequently and that we can cook -as you will see now- in many ways.
The most traditional chicken stew
Each area of our country has chicken stews in its recipes and there are many that we enjoy on our trips through different Autonomous Communities. Perhaps the most traditional dishes are chicken in pepitoria and chicken in chilindrón. This can be prepared with Thermomix, but we summarize here the traditional recipe, which every cook should know.
IngredientsFor 2 persons
- Chicken 600 g
- Green pepper 1
- Red pepper 1
- Onion 1
- Tomato peeled and crushed 2
- Garlic clove 2
- White wine 100 ml
- Ground black pepper
- Laurel leaf 1
How to make Chilindrón ChickenDifficulty: easy
- Total time 35 m
- Elaboration 10 m
- Cooking 25 m
Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Heat a little oil in a pan and brown lightly. We withdraw and reserve. We prepare a sofrito. Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves. Peel and chop the onion. Heat a little extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan or casserole and cook both over a very low heat for five minutes. Meanwhile we wash the peppers, remove their stalks and seeds and cut into small squares (mirepox). Add the peppers to the pan, the bay leaf and continue cooking for another five minutes. Peel the tomatoes, grate them and add to the pan. Stir, season to taste and cook for a couple of minutes over high heat, allowing the tomato water to evaporate. Finally we add the wine and the chicken, adjust the salt and pepper point again, cover the pan and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is done inside and the sauce has become thick. The time will depend on the size of the chosen chicken pieces. Serve immediately or leave to warm before storing in the fridge.
More regional chicken stews
Mallorcan recipe for chicken scallops
A good example of a lesser-known traditional stew is this Majorcan recipe for scallops, a stew for dipping bread in the sauce until you have had enough, which if you haven't tried, you will really like to make.
Chicken drumsticks in spicy tomato sauce
I also recommend that you try these chicken thighs stewed in a spicy tomato sauce with basil, the flavor of which you will never forget. And prepare bread for that sauce, which you will need, you will see.
Chicken stews with fruit sauces
Stewed chicken thighs with persimmon kaki sauce
The fruit and the chicken fit very well and in the stews, the combination of both ingredients is very pleasant. Such is the case of stewed chicken with an oriental flavor that has pineapple and apple among its ingredients.
The same happens with the chicken thighs stewed with persimmon kaki sauce or the recipe for chicken thighs stewed with quince prepared by Liliana and I have made several times at home because I love how it looks.
Chicken stews with olives
Rosemary chicken with black olives and capers
Chicken and olive stews are a very good match and there are many recipes that we have with these ingredients together. Such is the case of the Mediterranean chicken stew with olives and capers or the chicken stew with olives and rosemary that you have in the photo above. Both of Esther's recipes are truly memorable.
Provencal chicken stew with olives
You will also love the María José Provencal Chicken Stew with Olives, whose sauce has made me fall in love since I tried it and it is also one of my usual stews at home. The flavor of the olives is incredible.
Chicken stews with alcohol in their preparation
Tequila-cooked chicken breasts
Liqueurs and spirits produce very interesting culinary reactions in meat and poultry stews and since once cooked for a time the alcoholic content evaporates, they are recipes that can be consumed by the whole family.
We really like the recipe for chicken breasts in tequila that Philippe made long ago or the recipe for chicken with a black beer sauce whose photo is the head of this compilation that Esther prepared or the stewed chicken with tomato and beer that my grandmother always made me a tear when I prepare it.
Cider stewed chicken with apples and blueberries
You can also make a cider chicken recipe completed with apples and blueberries, or the chicken vermouth fricassee, with a contrast of flavors that will not leave anyone indifferent due to its flavor and how tender the meat is.