In the cookbook of any housewife there are recipes for quick and satisfying dishes. These include stewed chicken. As additional ingredients use mushrooms, beans, vegetables. The dish can be served both with a side dish and as a main one.
How to stew a chicken?
Chicken stew in sour cream is the most popular way to cook chicken meat. The dish is not only easy to cook, it is also not very high in calories. There are several options for processing meat. Chicken can fry and pour cream sauce, any stew with a small amount of liquid. In both cases, the carcass is either cut into bones or portioned, or fillets are used. It can be cut into strips or squares of medium size. In order to make the chicken juicy, it can be cooked in a skillet with high walls. Pieces of meat must be filled with enough water. As a result, you get a broth, in which you can add onions and at the end enter a small amount of sour cream. Also, the dish can be baked in refractory form in the oven or cook chicken in a pot. Due to the large amount of sour cream, the meat does not bake, and stew.
Whatever cooking option you choose, remember that chicken must be of good quality!
- First of all, when choosing pay attention to the expiration date. It should be no more than 5 days. Long shelf life may mean that the meat has been treated with antibiotics.
- Then inspect the chicken. Peel should be pinkish and fat yellowish. This, as well as the absence of an unpleasant smell, are the main indicators of the freshness of meat. On the skin should not be hematoma and damage.
- Carefully inspect the packaging. It should contain the inscription "Without chlorine". Often, manufacturers use it to disinfect meat. Even a small amount of chlorine can affect the human intestinal microflora.
- Choose chilled chicken. Her meat is better to taste and much more fragrant in the finished form. Frozen just does not have time to "ripen". Ice crystals form in the fibers. Because of this, the taste of meat deteriorates.
- A whole carcass is always cheaper than trimmed thighs and breasts.
There are many interesting recipes for stew chicken. Do not think that this dish is not particularly diverse. He has many variations. We offer you several cooking methods that will decorate your everyday and festive table.
Chicken stewed with mushrooms
- Chicken fillet - 300 gr.
- Champignons - 200 gr.
- Onions - 1 pc.
- Sour cream - 100 gr.
- Salt, spices and vegetable oil - to taste
- Onion finely chop. Wash the mushrooms and chop.
- Put a deep frying pan on the fire. Pour oil into it. When it warms up, lay out the bow.
- Fry onion until golden brown and add mushrooms to it. Fry for 5-7 minutes.
- While the mushrooms are fried, wash the chicken in cold water, cut it and cut it into pieces.
- Add chicken to the half-cooked mushrooms. Pour some water into the pan so that the mixture is quenched. Cook the meat for another 15-20 minutes.
- Put sour cream in a mug, add a little water and pour the mixture into the pan. Mix meat with a spatula or spoon. Mix salt, pepper, put a bay leaf in it.
- Simmer the chicken for another 5-7 minutes. and remove the pan from the heat. Serve ready-made chicken stew with sour cream with a side dish - rice, boiled potatoes, pasta, mashed potatoes.
You can also prepare a dish that combines garnish and meat.
Chicken with rice and vegetables
- Chicken fillet - 300 gr.
- Rice - 100 gr.
- Tomatoes - 2 pcs.
- Green peas - 50 gr.
- Bulgarian pepper - 1 pc.
- Onions - 1 pc.
- Salt, seasonings for chicken, vegetable oil - to taste
- Chicken fillet cut into small pieces. Shred onions. Tomatoes and peppers are also cut into strips or in any other way. Wash rice with water.
- Pour a little oil on a hot frying pan. Pour onions. Fry until golden brown.
- To put onion fillet pieces. Stir and add some water. After 2-3 minutes Put tomatoes and paprika into the pan. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.
- Add washed rice to meat and vegetables. Pour all 250 ml. water. Simmer until liquid evaporates (about 20-25 minutes). For 5-7 minutes until ready to add canned peas.
- Serve the dish with sour cream sauce. To do this, add 1-2 cloves of minced garlic in sour cream.
A similar dish can be cooked with frozen vegetables. This saves you time. Suffice it to fry the chicken with onions in a frying pan, and then add to them the mixture from the package (green beans, vegetables in Mexican). With this preparation, pour a little more water into the pan. So vegetables quickly reach readiness, and the chicken will turn out more juicy. Another option is to exclude rice from the dish. Wine vinegar will add special tenderness to meat with frozen vegetable mixture. It is enough to add 1 tsp.
Exotic Pineapple Chicken
- Chicken - 1.5 kg.
- Pineapples - 1 bank
- Salt, garlic - to taste
- Wine vinegar or soy sauce - 50 ml.
- Wash the chicken under running cold water. Drain with a towel. Cut into portions, after cutting the carcass.
- Put the pan on the fire without oil. Heat it and lay out pieces of crits. Fry until light crust and add a little water.
- Pineapples take out of the jar and cut into cubes. Fall asleep in a griddle with chicken. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. If necessary, add more water.
- Garlic skip through the press. Add to the meat. Pour wine vinegar or soy sauce in the pan. Salt and pepper to taste.
- In 5-7 minutes quenching turn off the pan. Stew chicken is ready!
Calorie content directly depends on the type of meat and fat content of gravy or sauce. Breast fillet is considered the lowest-calorie. In addition, it is also safe. No toxins and harmful substances accumulate in the breast.
The sauce can be made from low fat sour cream. To start with a little butter fry a little flour. Then add sour cream and water to the pan. The mixture is brewed over low heat to medium consistency. The sauce should not be too thick. Otherwise, it will get a mushy look after cooling.
Calorie dishes is calculated quite simply. For this, the approximate weight of the ingredients is added and their total caloric content is calculated. Next, divide the number of calories by total weight. For example, if we have 100 grams. fillet, 1 onion, 100 gr. sour cream, then the total weight will be about 250 grams. Calorie somewhere 330 kk. (120 + 50 + 160). So in 100 gr. ready meals - 130-140 kk. As you can see, a similar dish can be eaten even by those on a diet. Several ways to reduce the calorie stew chicken:
- Use sour cream in 10-15% fat or fat milk
- Stew chicken without oil on a teflon pan
- Add enough water
Stew chicken - a simple and rich dish. Often it is prepared with sour cream sauce, which gives the meat a special tenderness. As additional ingredients are vegetables and mushrooms. It should be noted that the chicken stew in sour cream is not very calorie. An average of 100 grams. meat contains about 140-180 kk. Calorie content depends on the fat content of sour cream and type of meat.