Hello World! On a quest to find some really good chicken recipes I ran across this lovely dish that is a staple in the Dominican diet. Let me introduce Pollo Guisado. This delicious dish of chicken stewed with vegetables is an indispensable dish to the Dominican cook. Along with Arroz con Habichuelas (red beans and rice) and a side salad, Pollo Guisado makes up a patriotic lunch called La Bandera, or “The Dominican Flag.” Also, our Puerto Rican neighbors are big fans of Pollo Guisado. After making this delicious dish, I can see why.
Here’s the recipe followed up by a few pictures that I took along the way.
6 – 8 chicken pieces, preferably drumsticks and thighs, excess skin removed.
2 Tablespoons Sofrito (homemade or store bought)
4 carrots, peeled and diced
3 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste. Chicken stock or water, as needed.
Place the chicken in a heavy pot. Coat the chicken with sofrito. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes (until no longer pink). I cooked mine for about 30 minutes on a little lower heat. Add veggies and tomato sauce, cover and lower heat to cook at a low simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are fork tender.
The chicken will create its own broth, but you can add water or chicken stock to keep it moist and allow for more cooking time.
Add salt and pepper to taste and top with freshly chopped cilantro. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Serves 4 to 6.
This is super easy to make. So, I encourage you, spend a little time in the kitchen and let this dish simmer. You won’t be sorry.
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