Cuban chicken with yellow rice

30 Min
very easy
4 People
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Cuban chicken with yellow rice - Twice-cooked chicken thighs, simmered with mild spices, capsicum, tomato and olives. Served with sweet yellow rice.
1. Place rice in a saucepan with 1 tsp turmeric and currants (reserve cinnamon quill). Cover with 1.5 x amount of water and 1/2 tsp salt. Cover and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes. Stir carefully with a fork.

2. Heat a large pan with 1 tbsp oil, season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken for 4-5 minutes, or until browned. Set aside and reserve pan.

3. Peel and slice (or dice) onion, dice capsicum and grate carrots. Halve olives if desired.

4. Reheat pan over medium heat with 1 tbsp oil, cook onion for 3-4 minutes. Add crushed garlic, cinnamon quill, 1 tsp oregano, 2 tsp paprika and 1 tsp cumin. Stir to combine well.

5. Turn heat to high and return chicken to pan along with remaining prepared vegetables, tomato paste, tomatoes, stock cube and 200ml water. Bring to the boil and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Serve cuban chicken with yellow rice.

Add currants to chicken if preferred. 

basmati rice 300g
currants + cinnamon quill 1 packet
ground turmeric 1tsp

diced chicken thigh fillets 600g

onion 1
green capsicum 1
carrots 2
green olives 1/2 jar
garlic 2 cloves

tomato paste 1/2 tub
whole peeled tomatoes 400g
dried oregano 1tsp
paprika 2tsp
cumin 1tsp
stock cube

From your pantry: Oil, salt & pepper.