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Chicken Soup with Rice
Brazil
  -   Canja de Galinha
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8 soup  
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4 hr  
Yes
A chicken stew popular throughout Brazil, Portugaul and Cape Verde. It is, of course, made in endless variations.



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Chicken Meat (1)  
-- Marinade
Tomatoes
Bell Pepper red
Chili Serrano (2)
Onions
Garlic
Lemon Juice (3)
Salt
Pepper
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Water
Rice (3)
Cilantro
Parsley
Salt
Pepper, black
Prep   -   (3-1/4 hr - 20 min work)
  1. Cut CHICKEN into pieces of the desired size, 1 inch on a side is usually good.
  2. Peel TOMATOES and dice small. Dice GREEN PEPPER small. Split CHILIS in half lengthwise. Chop ONIONS medium. Crush GARLIC and chop fine. Squeeze LEMON JUICE.
  3. Mix all Marinade items and massage into Chicken. Let marinate for at least an hour, preferably 3 hours.
  4. Chop CILANTRO and PARSLEY medium. Mix.
Run   -   (1 hr)
  1. Put Chicken in a sauce pan with the Marinade and Water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add Rice, bring back to a simmer and simmer until rice is done (about 20 minutes). Note: If using brown rice, add it with the Chicken in the previous step and simmer until tender.
  3. Season with Salt and Pepper. Stir in Cilantro mix and serve.
NOTES:
  1. Chicken:   Weight is skinless, boneless chicken meat with fat removed - leg and thigh recommended for best flavor. The pattern recipe called for a 4 pound chicken cut into small serving pieces, but this necessitates a de-fatting step. I find chunks of chicken meat easier to deal with, especially in a buffet setting.
  2. Chilis   OK, this isn't an official ingredient, but to me chicken soup without chili is an abomination. Two split serranos make it just a little hot, chop fine for hotter.
  3. Lemon Juice:   Some recipes call for lime juice and some call for white wine vinegar.
  4. Rice:   A long grain white rice is most often used. It can be made with brown rice if you put that in at the same time as the chicken.
  5. Chili:   It isn't in any of the recipes I've read, but I like to toss in 2 Serrano chilis split lengthwise.
  6. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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