Sunday, November 16, 2008

Galinha Guisada com Massa - Chicken and Noodles

This is another one of those portuguese comfort dishes that I remember from my childhood. My brother Miguel actually LOVES this but made with beef cubes instead of the chicken....all you have to do is substitute one for the other. It's really simple to make, this is how I do it: 


Galinha Guisada com Massa - Chicken and Noodles

1 lb chicken tenders, cut into bite size pieces 
1 medium onion, chopped 
3 garlic cloves, chopped 
1 cup carrots, sliced 
1 1/2 cups peas (can be frozen) 
1 small can tomato sauce 
salt and pepper 
1 bay leaf 
1 cup of white wine 
1 cup of water 
Half a package of rotini noodles (about 8z) 
In a pot, add a little bit of olive oil and all the ingredients, except for the noodles.

Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the onions and veggies are tender. 

Keep checking to make sure it doesn't dry up, if it does, add a little more water. When done, add the noodles and add more water until they're covered.

Cook until the noodles are al dente. Remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley. Quick and easy meal but sooooo good.


  1. This reminds me my childhood.
    I can almost feel the taste.


  2. This sounds really good. Do you think chicken broth could be substituted for the white wine? I don't have a problem using white wine in dishes, but I don't have any. I have plenty of broth though! :o)

  3. Sounds good on a chilly day like today. I love adding pasta to my soups.

  4. that looks tasty, the green cook in me likes the one pot dish. and by using whole grain pasta it is pretty wholesome too. look forward to trying it, thx for the recipe!
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