Catalan roasted chicken recipe
This delicious recipe combines the juiciness of roast chicken with a careful selection of ingredients that highlight its flavor and give it a very special touch.
In this preparation, Mediterranean flavors intertwine: the chicken slowly browns in its own juice, acquiring a tender and tasty texture. Accompanied by fresh vegetables, such as onion, carrot and tomato, the chicken is infused with their essences, creating an exquisite flavor.
What truly distinguishes Catalan roast chicken from other similar recipes are the special touches that the plums provide.
These ingredients add sweet and crunchy notes that contrast and complement perfectly with the other elements of the recipe.
The plums soften and caramelize during cooking, releasing their unique flavor and leaving a trail of sweetness on the palate.
Catalan roasted chicken has for centuries been a dish reserved for special celebrations and festive occasions, being appreciated for its sophisticated flavor and its ability to unite families around the table.
Its history dates back to ancient times, where farmers kept a chicken to enjoy during festivities or at Christmas, keeping alive a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Follow our detailed steps and enjoy the pleasure of creating a dish that embodies the very essence of Catalan gastronomy. Share this feast with your loved ones and celebrate the richness of Catalan culinary tradition.
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How to make Catalan roast chicken step by step
- The first step is to leave all the vegetables well cut. We cut the onions into julienne strips, we chop the garlic very finely, we peel and chop the tomatoes and finally we cut the carrot into slices.
- We cut the chicken into pieces. We can also use chicken thighs directly.
- In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the chicken pieces to the casserole and brown them on all sides. Remove them and reserve.
- In the same casserole, add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until the onion and garlic begin to brown.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and carrot to the casserole. We cook until the vegetables soften.
- Add the prunes, white wine, chicken broth, bay leaves and thyme. We mixed all the ingredients well.
- Return the chicken pieces to the casserole. It is important to make sure that they are submerged in the sauce.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pot and cook for approximately until the chicken is tender and juicy, approximately 35 minutes.
- During cooking, add salt and pepper to taste.
- Once ready, we remove the bay leaves and the sprig of thyme.
- We serve and enjoy this delicious Catalan chicken meal with plums.
Final tips for cooking Catalan roast chicken with plums
Accompany this dish with roasted potatoes or white rice to enjoy a complete meal.
If you want an extra touch of flavor, you can add a splash of red wine vinegar at the end of cooking.