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Pollo (Chicken) Fricassee from Puerto Rico


"This is the authentic way to make Pollo Fricassee in Puerto Rico. You can either make in on the stove or in your slow cooker. It is delicious and very easy to make! Serve with white rice, tostones and a nice salad. This tastes even better when you prepare the night before; just take it out of the refrigerator the next morning set it to cook."
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6 h 40 m servings 643 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Wash the chicken and pat dry; place into a large bowl. Season with adobo seasoning, sazon seasoning, and salt. Place the legs into a slow cooker, and cover with the potato slices.
  2. Puree the red pepper, green pepper, onion, garlic, cilantro, olive oil, wine, cumin, and oregano in a blender. Pour over the chicken and add the bay leaves.
  3. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours, until the chicken is easily removed from the bone.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 643 calories; 17.9 g fat; 85.2 g carbohydrates; 32.7 g protein; 92 mg cholesterol; 521 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Being a true Boriqua (from Puerto Rico) I can truly attest that this is the real thing. I've been cooking from Cocina Criolla (the authentic PR cookbook) & there were no hints on how to adapt t...

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It was was way too much a potato fest without additional chicken; so I added 4 thighs. Otherwise, I made it exactly as written. By the time this dish was finished cooking though, it was way over...

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Being a true Boriqua (from Puerto Rico) I can truly attest that this is the real thing. I've been cooking from Cocina Criolla (the authentic PR cookbook) & there were no hints on how to adapt t...

I have been making Fricassee this way for years and it is wonderful. The only difference is that I use white wine, a couple tablespoons of olives with their brine (about 8 olives), and an 8 oz c...

Excellent dish! I'd describe this dish as extremely flavorful, moist, saucy and actually quite healthy. I served it alongside a salad. Its very filling and tasty even without a carb alongside it...

This is a delicious, authentic Puerto Rican dish. The recipe uses fresh ingredients and native spices. My husband is Puerto Rican and LOVES this dish. It is FAR from bland (didn't quite under...

This recipe is right on. Reminded me of my mom's recipe. My only changes were: 1) added 1/2 can (4 ounces of tomato sauce) 2)used sofrito (check out recipe on this site and omit the tomatoes...

Great flavor, and pretty easy (though time-consuming) to make. Tip: - Cook in dutch oven for 3 hrs on low heat instead of using a slow cooker - reduce the liquid. I used the amount specified ...

O My Goodness!!! There are not enough stars here to rate this recipe. It is amazing!! I used a 2 and a half pound bag of drumsticks skin removed. Two packets of sazon and two tablespoons of adob...

I thought this was pretty good and a great starting point! I am lucky enough to be from a Puerto Rican family so I used my aunt's homemade sofrito instead of all the peppers, cilantro, etc.. In ...

This was so good. Very fresh tasting...which does not happen with a slow cooker very often. I will use boneless/skinless breast next time just to make eating it a bit easier. Great flavor. Wil...