Skinless chicken drumsticks, slowly stewed in light beer (it cooks out) with scallions, tomatoes, cilantro, peppers, garlic and spices.
As the colder weather slowly approaches in the coming months, this dish will warm your kitchen and hopefully give you the same comfort it gives me.
My favorite way to eat this is served over rice with a slice of avocado. I make so many variations of this dish depending on what I have on hand; sometimes I add baby potatoes, yucca, or I'll make it without the beer. If you are really opposed to cooking with alcohol, perhaps a non-alcoholic beer or simply adding water would work instead.
For those of you who already make this, and perhaps have this printed out, I made some slight modifications to this and previously listed the servings for two pieces of chicken, but realistically one piece over rice with sauce fills me up perfectly. I based the points off of 1 drumstick, the rice is not calculated here, that would be extra.
Sofrito Chicken Stew
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 thigh • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 129.1 • Fat: 4.7 g • Protein: 14.6 g • Carb: 5.9 g • Fiber: 1.2 g • Sugar: 0.7 g Sodium: 675.4 mg
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 6 scallions, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 packet sazón or 1 tsp annatto seed powder
- 8 pieces chicken drumsticks on the bone, skin removed
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 6 oz light beer
- 1 cup water
- salt to taste
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped (or to taste)
Season chicken with salt and garlic powder; add to center of the pan allowing chicken to brown slightly on both sides. Combine chicken with sofrito, and add beer, water and cilantro, adjust salt if needed. Cover pan and simmer on low until chicken is cooked through, about 20-30 minutes. Serve over rice.