Recipe by crcowley
"Ropa Vieja is a mainstay of the Cuban-American diet. It's traditionally made with skirt steak, a stringy cut of meat with the poetic name fajita (girdle) in Spanish. This recipe uses chicken breast and is fantastic; the leftovers are even better. It is wonderful served with white rice and fried plantains or a pineapple-coconut slaw."
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1 1/2 pounds
skinless, boneless chicken breast
carrot, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
onion, thinly sliced
green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
dry white wine
ground cumin, or to taste
salt and pepper to taste
I am the author of this recipe. I agree with one of the reviews, stating that it came out bland. I always add 2-3 tbsp cumin - hence "to taste".
this was ok, it needs a lot more flavor...I added some salsa at the end and it helped
My boyfriend really enjoyed this recipe, but only after I added lots of Adobo seasoning, garlic powder, and cumin after I tasted it. I still feel that it is a really great base recipe, and a great idea to use healthier chicken breast as opposed to steak. I am making it again tonight!
I doubled the sauce portion of this recipe and served it with black beans and rice and fried plantains. It turned out great!
I have made this recipe twice now. The first time I followed the directions verbatim, and it was okay. The second time I made it for a baby shower and decided to add some some extra flavor to it. I tripled the garlic that is added to it the second part of the recipe and for the tomato puree I used a can of Rotel and just pureed it in the food processor. I also bumped up the cumin A LOT, also added Adobo seasoning to taste and used a little white pepper. I made 6 lbs and left with an empty dish. It was amazing. Thank you so much for the recipe.
This was delicious. I threw the chicken and veggies in corckpot and cooked for 4 hours. Did the rest on the stove. I did add 2-3 T of cumin and added nearly a whole can of tomato puree. Served this with white rice and baked plantain chips.. yumyum Will make again. easy dinner
This was a real disappointment because it was so bland- tasted like chicken in tomato sauce. I assume the menu really called for tomato paste, and not puree, since paste mixed with the broth might at least have given the sauce more body. We doctored it as best we could with more cumin and cuban hot sauce, but this really wasn't very flavorful.
I love love loved it, my kids devoured it. I did add a little adobo, but other than that, a favorite for my family. Great recipe, thank you =)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken Ropa Vieja
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 291
** Calories from Fat: 95
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