More Mexican food – yes please!

Oh yea, you know it, she’s at it again…

I promised The Man I’d make something other than Mexican tomorrow 😉

But until then, check out my version of this fabulous recipe from (guess what book):  Oaxaca al Gusto!

Arroz Guisado – CookinFanatic version

Tonight I put guajillo chiles, cinnamon, cloves & allspice to work.

Such warm & comforting flavors, no?

Combined with chicken cooked in flavors of garlic and onion.

Have you ever cooked with chicken legs before?  This was a first for me…

 

But definitely not a last!  The meat on these after cooking was falling off the bone and oh so juicy.  How have I neglected these all my culinary life?!?!

There was also some tomatoes and brown rice, which weren’t the classic fresh ingredients the recipe called for but they were what I had on hand 🙂

Toasty basmati rice.

Then in goes the most amazing blend of chicken broth, onion, garlic, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, Mexican oregano and tomatoes.

The smells from this were incredible!

More chicken broth into the rice as well as the guajillo chiles and the mostly cooked chicken, covered and cooked until the rice is done.

Dinner is served!

The chicken was so moist and tender and flavorful.  Holy wow.

This dish was a classic comfort food if you ask me.  I topped mine with some of the chile de arbol sauce from yesterday’s kitchen adventures.

I savored each bite – the chicken had the most amazing flavor and the rice had soaked up every bit of delicious too! 

Served with a crsip & fresh side salad…

We were some happy eaters tonight 😀

Now off to search for something other than Mexican to cook tomorrow… *sigh*

I’m thinking Italian since we have classic American flavors to look forward to later this week?

Any suggestions??? 😀

7 Comments

  1. My husband will really only eat breast meat…so its all I ever seem to cook for him! Looks like another success. What about risotto?

    • The Man claims he “only likes breast meat” too — and recently since I’ve been trying some new cuts he has been loving it! I’m pretty surprised actually, but I think he realizes that these other types have so much more flavor & are so much juicier most of the time? Of course we still like chicken breasts in certain recipes too, they are good! Love the idea of risotto – perhaps a mushroom risotto?? Thanks girlie!

  2. My husband doesn’t really enjoy mexican either, so I’m always trying to find new recipies. Because I’m bound determined we will like it. I’ll have to give this one a try:)

  3. Mmm, this look so good. I love authentic Mexican cuisine, I think it really is much more flavorful then the Tex-Mex we are used to in the U.S.

  4. Love that chicken dish, that’s right up my alley!

  5. What a great post-I will have to try this out on my new hubby becuase he loves mixican food, thanks for the great idea!

  6. My husband and I loved both love Mexican dishes – especially the authentic tacos! This looks delicious!

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