Brazilian Plantains With Leafy Greens and Chicken

This traditional Brazilian dish is a great way to enjoy the delicious flavors of plantains, chicken and leafy greens. With a zesty spiced tomato sauce and plenty of protein, it’s a meal to remember. Not only is it healthy and delicious, but it’s also easy to make and perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients used:

For 4 people

  • 1 tablespoon - Butter or margarine
  • 2 each - Medium-ripe plantains
  • 4 each - Boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 bunch - Mustard greens or spinach leaves only
  • 1 tablespoon - Butter or margarine
  • 1 cup - Chopped onion
  • 2 cloves - Chopped garlic
  • 4 each - Fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup - Chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon - Chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Pepper

Recipe steps:

  • Use a knife to peel and slice the plantains 1/4 inch thick. Pound the chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thick.
  • Wash and remove the stems from the mustard greens or spinach leaves.
  • Prepare the spiced tomato sauce, then set aside and keep warm.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter or margarine over medium-high heat. Saute the plantain slices for 5 minutes, turning once.
  • Remove the plantains from the skillet, reserving the drippings in the pan. Quickly brown the chicken breasts on both sides, turning once.
  • Add the mustard greens and plantains to the skillet, cover. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes more or until wilted.
  • Serve the chicken and vegetables with the spiced tomato sauce.

This Brazilian dish is a protein-packed meal for any occasion. With the combination of plantains, chicken and leafy greens, it’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. And with its zesty spiced tomato sauce, it will be a hit at any gathering. So give it a try and enjoy the flavors of Brazil!