Chicken "cantina"

Chicken "cantina"
Chicken cantina is a simple recipe for spicy chicken with onions and tomatoes, served with rice, red beans or both.
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Last modified on: March 10th 2024

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10 min.27 min.37 min.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Chicken "cantina"
Cut 700 g chicken breast into medium-sized pieces.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Chicken "cantina"
Prepare and chop 1 onion.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Chicken "cantina"
In a large frying pan over high heat, pour in 4 tablespoons oil and when hot add the chicken and 2 tablespoons chilli spices.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Chicken "cantina"
Brown, stirring occasionally, then add the onion, season with salt and pepper, and mix well.

Cook together for 1 or 2 minutes.

Stage 5 - 20 min.
Chicken "cantina"
Add 800 g peeled and chopped tomatoes, 1 bayleaf and 1 garlic clove, salt and pepper again, and stir.

Lower the heat and cook gently, reducing slightly, for 15 to 20 minutes.

Stage 6
Chicken "cantina"
Check the seasoning, then remove and discard the garlic and bay leaf.

Serve with rice, kidney beans or vegetables of your choice.
You can replace the bay leaf with a bouquet garni, for a more delicate taste.

Feel free to adapt the quantity of spices to your taste.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, protected by cling film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,766 Kcal or 7,394 Kj150 gr46 gr109 gr
88 %58 %4 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
102 Kcal or 427 Kj9 gr3 gr6 gr
5 %3 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
441 Kcal or 1,846 Kj38 gr12 gr27 gr
22 %14 %1 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 16.36 €
  • Per person : 4.09 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Peeled and chopped tomatoesPeeled and chopped tomatoes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Veal Marengo, White bean gratin "à l'italienne", Polpete, Enchiladas, Pissaladière with puff pastry, ... All
Chicken breastChicken breast: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicken nems, Paella, Chicken pie, Stuffed pumpkin gratin, Chinese style chicken, ... All
OilOil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Granola, Rémoulette of celeriac, Split peas "à la française", Fillet of beef in a rosemary crust, Pan-fried potatoes, ... All
Chilli spicesChilli spices: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pumpkin and red-bean tortillas, Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts, Spicy seafood plancha, Chilli chicken and spinach gratin, Sautéed chicken with leeks, ... All
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