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This Portuguese chicken and bean stew (feijoada de frango) recipe makes an amazing meal for the whole family.
Portuguese Chicken & Bean Stew Recipe
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Portuguese Chicken & Bean Stew Recipe

Portuguese Chicken & Bean Stew Recipe

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1 pound of red beans1 kg of chicken1 tablespoon of mild pepper sauce1 onion4 cloves of garlic1/4 cup of olive oil1 bay leaf1/2 pound of ripe tomatoes3/4 cup of white wine1 chouriçoOlive oil, salt, pepper, cumin and chopped coriander (to taste) Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff
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  1. Soak the red beans in water and leave it over night.
  2. The next day, cook the beans in water with a drizzle of olive oil for about 40 minutes in a pressure cooker.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the chicken into pieces and season with salt and the pepper paste.
  4. Peel and chop the onion and garlic and sauté them in the olive oil with the bay leaf. 
  5. Add the chicken and let it cook.
  6. Clean the tomatoes by removing the skins and grains, chop it and add it to the chicken.
  7. Add the white wine, add the choriço sausage cut in slices, and season with salt, pepper and a little cumin.
  8. Add the red beans and bring to a boil.
  9. Check seasoning.
  10. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve.
Recipe & Photo Credit: impala.pt

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