Cha Cha Recipe: A Delicious Latin American Recipe

Welcome to our latest blog post, where we’ll be sharing a delicious recipe for cha cha!

If you’re unfamiliar with cha cha, it’s a traditional Latin American dance that’s known for its lively and energetic steps.

But today, we’re not talking about dancing – we’re talking about food! The cha cha recipe we’ll be sharing is a mouthwatering blend of flavors that will transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Latin America.

So whether you’re a fan of Latin American cuisine or just looking for a new and exciting meal to try, this recipe is sure to be a hit. So let’s get cooking!

Cha Cha Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 cups water
Cha Cha Recipe
Cha Cha Recipe

Instructions:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink.
  3. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil and the diced bell peppers, onion, and garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Add the tomato sauce, water, vinegar, cumin, paprika, chili powder, and salt and pepper to the pan. Stir to combine.
  6. Return the cooked chicken to the pan and stir to coat it in the sauce.
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. While the chicken is simmering, prepare the rice. In a separate pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the rice and stir. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  9. Serve the cha cha over the cooked rice, and enjoy!

Optional: You can also add in some diced carrots or green peas for extra veggies or top with some chopped cilantro for added flavor.

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