We love spanish food! And recently we stumbled upon sofrito and have had lots of fun using it in various recipes, making new flavor combinations. What is sofrito you ask…. The American Heritage dictionary defines it as: “A sautéed mixture of seasonings and finely chopped vegetables, such as onions, garlic, and peppers, used as a base for many Spanish, Caribbean, and Latin American dishes“. We have been using sofrito to marinate our chicken and really enjoy the flavor it brings to the meal.
1 whole chicken
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons sofrito*
Cut the chicken into pieces and place in a gallon zip top bag, add oil and sofrito. Seal bag and ‘squish’ until chicken is coated with the oil sofrito mixture. Place the bag in your refrigerator for 1-4 hours to marinade.
*I bought my sofrito from our CSA farmers and froze in ice cube trays for convenience. Sofrito can be purchased at your local grocery store either in the freezer section or in the ethnic aisle in a jar. Or you can make your own.
Then pour into a 9x13in baking dish, cover, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes. Chicken is done when juices run clear.
I don’t have a ‘proper’ lid so I use a cookie sheet flipped upside down as a cover