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Mexican-style Braised Chicken (Mancha Manteles)

Mexican-style Braised Chicken (Mancha Manteles)

Featuring Custom Culinary® Master's Touch® Chicken Base, Mexican-style Braised Chicken (Mancha Manteles) combines almonds, green chilies, tomatoes, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, cloves, chicken, sweet potato, and pineapple. Exotic ingredients brought together to add intense flavors in a familiar application.

What You'll Need

Recipe Ingredients

Yield: 32 servings

Amount Ingredients
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 cups Onions, Diced
1/2 cup Almonds, Blanched, Slivered
1 Tbsp. Garlic, Minced
1-1/2 cups Roasted Green Chilies, Diced
2 cups Tomatoes, Canned, Diced in Juice
2 Tbsp. Custom Culinary® Master's Touch® Chicken Base
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper, Ground
1 tsp. Oregano, Dried, Ground
1/2 tsp. Thyme, Dried, Ground
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon, Ground
1/8 tsp. Cloves, Ground
1/2 cup Olive Oil
3 Whole Chickens, 8 Way Cut
8 oz. Sweet Potato, Peeled, Medium Diced
10 oz. Pineapple, Fresh, Peeled, Diced

  1. In a 4 gallon braising pan over medium high heat, sauté onions in 1/4 cup oil 3-5 minutes. Add almonds, garlic and chilies. Cook 2 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, Master's Touch® Chicken Base, pepper, oregano, thyme, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil. Puree mixture in a blender or chopping machine. Stir occasionally.
  3. In a 4 gallon braising pan, sauté chicken in 1/2 cup oil until browned. Add sweet potato, pineapple, and purée mixture. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook 25-30 minutes until chicken is tender. Stir occasionally.