3 February 2008

Chicken & Serrano Ham

Being based in the Granada region of Andalucia means we simply have to try some of the local recipes! This one is "Granada Chicken" a very simple and quick meal with a great combination of flavours.

You will need:

1 Quality chicken (ie free range), jointed or four chicken legs or chicken breasts
6-8 cloves of garlic, peeled
200 grams diced serrano ham
100ml sherry
50ml olive oil
salt and pepper to season

How to cook:

1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the whole cloves and fry until golden brown.
2. Remove the garlic, then add the chicken to the pan and fry until brown on all sides.
3. Add the diced ham, the sherry, the garlic and season.

4. Cover and simmer for about 30-35 minutes until the chicken is tender.

An alternative way to cook, is at the final stage, place all the ingredients into a casserole dish and cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes.

Serve with fresh bread and tomatoes.

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