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Chicken in Ranchera Sauce

No recipe image available.Serve this tasty Southwestern-style chicken with rice dish and warm tortillas.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 pounds chicken parts
Salt and ground black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 small red, green or yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 1/2 cups ORTEGA Salsa - Thick & Chunky (Mild)
1/2 cup warm water
1 teaspoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F 175°C).
  2. Place chicken in 13x9x2-inch baking pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in salsa, water, bouillon, bay leaves, cinnamon and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until flavors are blended. Remove bay leaves and cinnamon stick pieces.
  4. Pour sauce over chicken; bake for an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe is the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.