Tacohuaco

This stew was inspired by¬†the¬†‚Äúgolden poularde‚ÄĚ dish from Umami in¬†Berlin but significantly simplified for¬†easy cooking at¬†home. It¬†has the¬†main ingredients of¬†the¬†original dish: chicken, pumpkins, potatoes, carrots, and¬†coconut milk curry. The¬†main difference is¬†the¬†chicken: instead of¬†crispy breaded chicken we¬†use shredded boiled chicken breast because we¬†usually buy a¬†whole chicken and¬†cook the¬†body in¬†water for¬†soups and¬†we¬†have the¬†cooked meat ready, we¬†dropped the¬†sweet potatoes because we‚Äôre¬†not fans, and¬†we¬†dropped the¬†salad and¬†the¬†rice because it‚Äôs¬†too much trouble to¬†make them on¬†a¬†regular work day. This is¬†a¬†perfect autumn¬†recipe!

Ingredients

Yields 6 portions

  1. 1 whole chicken breast
    boiled
  2. 1 onion
  3. 1 chile
  4. 4 large potatoes
  5. 3 carrots
  6. 1 small pumpkin
  7. 1 can of coconut milk
  8. 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  9. ¬Ĺ teaspoon of curry powder
  10. ¬Ĺ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  11. salt
  12. olive oil

You will need

  1. dutch oven or medium-sized pot

Directions

  1. Prepare the vegetables. Onion: peel, halve, and cut it into 1/2 cm slices. Chili: halve, remove the seeds, and thinly slice. Potatoes and carrots: peel if needed, and cut into large chunks. Pumpkin: peel, remove the seeds, and cut into medium-large chunks.
  2. Cover the bottom of a dutch oven with olive oil, and start warming it on medium heat.
  3. Saut√© onion and¬†chili in¬†the¬†dutch oven with a¬†bit of¬†salt, for¬†2‚Äď3¬†minutes, until transparent.
  4. Add all the vegetables, increase the heat to medium-high, and cook until the vegetables soften a bit.
  5. While the vegetables are cooking, shred the chicken.
  6. Add the¬†chicken, and¬†coconut milk, add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ¬Ĺ teaspoon of curry powder, ¬Ĺ teaspoon of ground nutmeg; and¬†stir thoroughly.
  7. Add enough boiled water to cover about 2/3 of the height of the vegetables.
  8. Cook covered until the vegetables are very soft.
  9. Add more salt if necessary.

Notes & tips

Feel free to¬†serve it¬†with rice if¬†you want to¬†bother cooking it‚ÄĮ‚ÄĒ‚ÄĮwon‚Äôt¬†harm.
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