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.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound chicken drumsticks

  • 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning

  • ½ (.18 ounce) packet sazon seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 5 large red potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced

  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ cup dry red wine

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 fresh or dried bay leaves


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

643 Calories
18g Fat
85g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 643
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 521mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 136mg 681%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 2711mg 58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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