Smoked Sausage and Tomato Chicken Simmer

Author: Canadian Living

The inspiration for this meal is a Mexican dish called tinga. The smoky, spicy flavour of chorizo sausage is ideal, but regular smoked sausage makes a good substitute. The abundance of sauce makes this dish a sure family winner to serve over brown or white rice.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2004

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 oz chorizo sausages cut into 1/4 inch (5 mm) slices
  • 8 oz smoked sausages cut into 1/4 inch (5 mm) slices
  • 1 onion
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 zucchinis cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 sweet green pepper cut into 1-inch pieces

Method

In bowl, whisk together flour, salt and pepper. One piece at a time, coat chicken thighs in flour mixture; reserve remaining flour mixture.

In large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat; fry chicken, in batches and turning once, until golden, about 7 minutes. Remove to plate.

Add sausage to pan; fry until browned and fat is rendered, about 5 minutes. With slotted spoon, add sausage to chicken. Drain off any fat in pan.

Add remaining oil to pan; fry onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Add stock and tomatoes, stirring and scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan. Return chicken, sausage and any accumulated juices to pan. Add zucchini and green pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced and vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Sodium 797 mg
  • Protein 16 g
  • Calories 280.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Cholesterol 51 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 45.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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