The authentic fideuá comes from Gandía, in the Valencian Community, and is made of whitebait, fish and / or shellfish. It differs from arroz a banda, among other things, by the use of thick noodles instead of rice. These main ingredients and some others lead us to this unmistakable and excellent dish, do you dare to prepare it?
On this occasion, we are going to prepare a delicious chicken fideuá, a recipe little different from the traditional one with fish, but equally easy and rich. The advantage of this version is that its ingredients are usually cheaper and it is more common that they are already in our kitchen. Keep reading and discover in Free Recipes how to make Valencian chicken fideuá.
Ingredients to make chicken fideuá:
How to make chicken fideuá:
Cut the chicken breast into medium pieces and fry it in a jet of hot oil. Add salt to taste and move the meat so that it browns on all sides. When it is golden brown, remove it and set it aside.
With the same oil to fry the breast pieces, also sauté the pepper, onion and garlic. Cook these ingredients over medium heat and stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.
Pour the wine and let the alcohol evaporate. Then add the tomato and mix. At this point you can put a pinch of salt, the idea is to distribute small amounts of salt so that the chicken and vegetable fideuá is not bland, but not salty either.
Add the chicken pieces again, stir the sauce so that the ingredients are integrated and simmer for 3 minutes.
Trick: There are also those who prefer to mix meat and fish, preparing for example a chicken and prawn fideuá, so you can add the ingredients you want.
Pour the water or chicken broth and let the sauce continue to cook. When it starts to boil, lower the heat.
Add pepper and turmeric. We use turmeric mainly to add a touch of color to the chicken fideuá, but it should be noted that the original recipe uses saffron for this.
When it has been boiling for 4 minutes, add the noodles and stir. If necessary, rectify with salt. Let it boil until the broth is consumed and the pasta is cooked. If the fideuá needs a little more broth, add it without problem. Likewise, if you are looking to get a broth chicken fideuá, increase the amount of broth or water.
Trick: Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for pasta cooking time.
In our case, the chicken and vegetable fideuá took about 10 minutes to be ready. When the pasta is ready, turn off the heat, cover the preparation with aluminum foil or newspaper and let it sit for 5 minutes.
You can serve some homemade aioli for each diner to add if they want. To do this, don’t miss our recipe:
With what to accompany the chicken fideuá
In addition to serving the chicken fideuá recipe with a little aioli, you can accompany it with a salad or prepare a small appetizer beforehand. For this last option, we recommend:
And if you want to innovate and prepare this chicken fideuá in different ways, you can modify the ingredients and add, for example, mushrooms, squid, etc.