Chicken and Potato with Fresh Tomatoes
I love my CHICKEN and POTATO with FRESH TOMATOES. It is one of my solutions for a quick cooking chicken meal. It is somewhat similar to CHICKEN AFRITADA minus the tomato sauce and some ingredients like bay leaves or laurel leaves, carrots and red bell pepper. The combination of tons of tomatoes and fresh garlic absorbed in your chicken meat makes it hearty and robust in your palates.
Royce and I had a very hectic and tireful week. Royce and his team have been working almost 24 hours/ 6 days a week to finish contracts. I was also stucked with trainings and supervising the new store we just recently opened. And it will be again a very busy busy with these coming days because we will open our 3rd branch before the month ends. We are tired, nervous and stressed. So meanwhile, we decided to travel for 5 days to Cebu, Bohol and Iloilo. We are both excited to visit Cebu again. There is always a wonderful spirit travelling and staying in Cebu. We will be visiting Bohol with some friends and we don’t have any plans yet for the trip but we will just let our friends do the planning. Then, we will fly to Iloilo for a couple of days to attend an Entreprenurial Convention of Academy for Creating Enterprise. It will be another fun and food travel. So stay tuned to my posts!
Going back, let us cook CHICKEN AND POTATO WITH FRESH TOMATOES. You will never go wrong with these recipe. So let me know of your thoughts.
CHICKEN AND POTATO WITH FRESH TOMATOES
1 kilo fresh chicken cut-ups, washed and drained
8 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced thinly
5-7 medium tomatoes, quartered and seeds removed
4-5 potatoes, peeled and sliced
3 cups water
Italian seasoning (optional)
In a medium pot, combine 2 cups of water and tomatoes. Cook over medium fire, allowing the tomatoes cook slowly, about 5-8 minutes. When tomatoes are soft, mash them with laddle.
Add your fresh garlic. Then season with salt and pepper. Let it cook for about 3-5 minutes. Let the garlic flavor blend delicately with your tomato sauce.
Then add chicken cut-ups. Add water as needed to assure the chicken is completely covered. Cook in low fire for 30 minutes, covered, stirring occasionally.
Then add the sliced potatoes. Cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until meat and potatoes are tender, on a low fire, stirring occasionally.
Add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Adjust flavor according to taste.
Serve your CHICKEN AND POTATOES WITH FRESH TOMATOES with steaming white rice or mashed potatoes.