Chicken Cafreal Recipe, Goan Galinha Cafreal Recipe
Chicken Cafreal is a great example of how to strike the right balance of heat, sourness and sweetness. And the chicken inside is pleasantly juicy & succulent which is also infused with the amazing flavours coming from all the beautiful spices used for marinating the chicken.
- 500 Grams Chicken Boneless breasts cut into cubes
- 2 Piece Onion Medium-sized Sliced
- 4 Tablespoons Cafreal Paste
- 0.5 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoon Oil/Ghee
First of all, marinate the cleaned and cubed chicken overnight with some salt and two tablespoons of cafreal paste.
Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a thick bottomed pan and fry the sliced onions. When they are translucent remove from fire and cool (this is a tip I learnt from the food show).
Once onions cool down put them on flame again and add the remaining cafreal paste. Saute for a minute.
Now add the marinated chicken and sear on high to seal the juices. This takes about 5 minutes.
Reduce flame to medium-low and cook covered till done. This takes about 20-25 minutes.
Remove from flame and check the seasoning.
Finally, serve it with pao bread, Goan bread called poee or plain rice.
- If using frozen chicken, take the marinated chicken out from the refrigerator at least an hour before you start cooking.