Chicken Sabrosa Recipe, Not Your Usual Chicken

Chicken, Chicken, Chicken!!!! I don’t know about you, but I get sick of eating chicken the same way over and over. If you are trying to lose weight it’s either grilled or baked. And if you look up recipes for chicken that are healthy they are either bland with no flavor or dry as a bone. I know being latina, I like my foods with flavor and with a little kick to it so that I am not yawning after my meal saying that was boring. There is nothing worst than eating a meal and still craving satisfaction for your taste buds. Hopefully this will help. Enjoy!!

Chicken Sabrosa Recipe

Chicken Sabrosa
This chicken is low in fat and has some health benefits from the paprika and cayenne pepper. Paprika is a good source of vitamin C and has antioxidants while cayenne pepper is good for blood circulation and general circulatory health. This chicken is slamming with brown rice and corn…..even better mexican style corn rocks. You are going to need a deep pan with a lid for this recipe.

1 Large Onion Diced
5 Garlic Cloves Minced
Cayenne Pepper
Poultry Seasoning
2 14.5oz Cans of Stewed Tomatoes
4 Whole Chicken Breast
Salt and Pepper for Taste


1. Ok, so first thing is to saute the onion and garlic over medium high heat in about 1/4 cup of water until the onion is tender…about 3 minutes give or take, then set to the side.
2. Sprinkle your chicken with the paprika and cayenne pepper on both sides.
3. Next, put the chicken in the pan and sear in the flavor for 5 minutes on each side.
4. Add back the onion and garlic.
5. Sprinkle the poultry seasoning on both sides of the chicken and add the stewed tomatoes.
6. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes.
7. Add salt and pepper for taste, serve up and dig in!!!

Chicken Sabrosa Recipe

Chicken Sabrosa Recipe

*Another alternative is to season up the chicken, adding all the ingredients, and sticking it in the oven (covered) at 350 degrees for about an hour and a half give or take.
*Green peppers could also be used in this recipe.
*I didn’t give a measurement on the paprika and cayenne pepper because everyone is different on how hot they like their chicken.
*When searing the chicken don’t mess around with it. Let the flavors sear in. Make sure to keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn.
*If you don’t have poultry seasoning you could use just dried marjoram and dried rosemary.
*A couple of bay leaves would add a nice flavor to this dish.
*I leave the skin on the chicken because it keeps the chicken breast moist and remove it later, but if you want to remove the skin before cooking it that would be fine too.

About the Author

Diana is an everyday person just like you. She thinks about health, fitness, food, stress, life, and everything else in between. She lives in NY and loves to travel. After a stressful day of counseling inmates, she loves to come home and cook to relieve her stress. She likes to try new things and is always trying to make an old school dish a little more healthier without losing the flavor. When not cooking, she likes to read and catch up with the family. She's also a HUGE Yankees fan!!!

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  1. Yum YuckyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m borderline hopeless in the kitchen, but this seems do-able. I never thought to put paprika on chicken.

    • Israel LagaresNo Gravatar says:

      We learn new things all the time. I like blending different foods together. Always makes for a surprise.

      Great recipe Diane!!! The photos make me salivate! Keep them coming.

  2. Dennis RosatoNo Gravatar says:

    Cayenne and Paprika are dark horses in the anti-oxidant and health food arena, look into these two spices folks and benefit.

  3. joeNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you for such amazing information….your recipes are really good….!!

  4. DianeNo Gravatar says:

    This looks like a great recipe. I’m going to try it. I have a great recipe for Fricase’ de Pollo that my family loves. It’s low fat and I used it when I lost all my weight years ago and still love it to this day.

  5. Matt SNo Gravatar says:

    That looks ridiculously tasty.

  6. That looks really good! Wanna come make it for me? ‘Cause I doubt mine will turn out like that.

  7. DonnaNo Gravatar says:

    This meal looks so delicious. Can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks for sharing =)

  8. JackNo Gravatar says:

    I wish i had more time to cook, or at least learn how to. Im sure the health benefits would be significant.

    • DianaNo Gravatar says:

      you can always squeeze time in to cook….try just preparing foods the night before that way the meal is ready to be put in the oven when you get home.

  9. I really liked this post. Can I copy it to my site? Thank you in advance.

  10. Free RecipeNo Gravatar says:

    your chicken sabrosa recipe sounds so delicious. i like your footnotes too. keep it up!

  11. viny barlasNo Gravatar says:

    hmmmmmmm this is realy yummi recipe
    i realy enjoy to eat chicken sabrosa
    its look frealy refrashing

  12. gumbo recipeNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the recipe!The pictures are yummy!It is very important to remember that the chicken can be low in fat, what makes it an ideal meat for people who watch on their calories!Therefore I like everything with chicken!

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