Today, I am sharing a Spanish dish that is quick and easy to prepare. And it's delicious! It's good for a family meal...or for a company dish. This dish is among my favorites to order at our local Spanish and Cuban restaurants.
As I have said before, I rarely use recipes so my ingredient portions are "by guess and by gosh". This is truly a dish that can be prepared according to taste. Just be sure not to overdo the salt and pepper. Chorizo has a LOT of flavor.
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized piecesOlive Oil, 2-3 Tbsp.
Butter, 2-3 Tbsp.4-5 Cloves Garlic, peeled and smashed (or dice, if you prefer)
1-2 Potatoes, peeled and cubed1/2 - 1 medium Spanish or Sweet Onion, quartered and sliced or chopped
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Oregano, to taste (I use about 1/2 - 1 tsp)Wine, to taste...I prefer to use a Spanish White Table Wine, but most any inexpensive wine will do.
In a large skillet (I use an electric frying pan), saute the garlic and onion in olive oil and butter.
Remove from pan and set aside. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken and saute, adding additional olive oil and butter, if needed. Remove and set aside. Add potatoes and cook until tender. Add chorizo and the chicken, garlic, and onion. Toss together. Add oregano and a splash of wine (I use about 1/2 - 1 cup wine.) Simmer until flavors blend.
Serves 4-6*** You can substitute STEAK for the Chicken...thinly slice lean sirloin and follow the same directions as for the chicken. However, substitute red wine for the white.
Serve with yellow rice, Cuban-style seasoned black beans and Cuban bread. A crisp green salad is a nice addition.
If you cannot find the rice, beans and chorizo in your market, you can order from
For the wine, I use a particular wine I buy at a Cuban/Italian market....Tres Rios is a Spanish table wine...very inexpensive (under $5) and excellent for cooking or for a Sangria base. When I prepare the Steak Salteado, I use the Tres Rios Red Table wine.
Cuban Bread is the perfect accompaniment with this meal. But I know it is unavailable in most locations. For those who are bakers, there are some recipes available online. I would suggest that you look for "Tampa Style" recipes. They are the best. Otherwise, use a crusty baguette. Below is a link for a good recipe...and information on the differences of Cuban bread. Interesting reading!