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galinhada
Galinhada
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Galinhada is an emblematic Brazilian dish prepared with rice and chicken whose yellow color comes from saffron or turmeric.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken breasts , cut into chunks
  • 2 cubes of chicken bouillon , diluted in ½cup water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 5 tablespoons oil
  • 2 scallions , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , pressed
  • 2 cups rice , washed and drained
  • 2 tomatoes , peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper , deseeded and diced
  • 4 tablespoons peas
  • A few saffron threads
  • 1 tablespoon parsley , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro , finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix the chicken, chicken bouillon, parsley, cilantro and lemon juice. Marinate for 2 hours.
  2. In a large pot, heat oil and brown the chicken pieces and the marinade for 3 minutes at high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Add onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes over high heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the rice, saffron, tomatoes, pepper, and peas. Mix well and cover with 3 cups of boiling water.

  5. Stir well and cook covered for 15 minutes over low/medium heat, stirring gently so that the rice does not stick to the bottom of the pot.
  6. Add a little boiling water during cooking if necessary.