Chicken with spaghetti

This is a Portuguese dish, so it’s not cooked like most pasta dishes (by making the sauce separately and adding it to the cooked pasta as it’s served). The pasta is boiled in the sauce and acquires those flavors too.

Ingredients:
– 1 whole chicken, cut in eights (we like brown meat better than white, so we use chicken legs and thighs)
– 1/2 portuguese chouriço, sliced (optional)
– 1/2 cup olive oil
– 2 tbsp unsalted butter
– 3 garlic cloves, chopped
– 1 yellow onion, chopped
– 2 large bay leaves
– 1 chicken bouillon
– 1 cup white wine
– 1 12oz can of tomato sauce
– 4 cups of water
– 1 lb spaghetti
– salt and pepper

Preparation:
Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic, mix well and let sit for 5-10 min. In a large pot, heat olive oil and butter, then add onion and bay leaves. Let the onion soften. Add the chicken, skin side down and let it sear for about 5 min in each side. If you have chouriço, add it now too. When chicken is lightly browned on both sides, add tomato sauce and chicken bouillon. Mix well, then add white wine, cover and let cook for 10 min. Add water and let cook for 10 more min. Add pasta, mix well and cook until al dente (about 8 min). Remove bay leaves and serve.

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