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Pollo Mechado (Shredded Chicken)

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars
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"Serve this traditional Venezuelan recipe with arepas."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 229
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil; add chicken and cook until no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer chicken to a work surface and cool until easily handled.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion for about 3 minutes. Add red bell pepper; cook and stir until onion and pepper are softened, about 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Cover skillet and cook onion mixture until slightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Shred chicken using your hands and sprinkle into the onion mixture. Add sherry and capers; season with salt. Cook and stir chicken mixture until heated through and flavors have blended, 10 to 15 minutes. Mix cilantro and tomatoes into chicken mixture; cook and stir until tomatoes start to break down, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 229 calories; 5.3 8.6 33.8 82 289 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very yummy!! I used soy sauce instead of cooking sherry.

Most helpful critical review

This was pretty good after I made some changes. I cooked the chicken 20 minutes which was way too much. It was very dry. If I make it again I'll only cook it 10-12 minutes. I substituted minced ...

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This was pretty good after I made some changes. I cooked the chicken 20 minutes which was way too much. It was very dry. If I make it again I'll only cook it 10-12 minutes. I substituted minced ...

Very yummy!! I used soy sauce instead of cooking sherry.

This was great. I used can chicken and added cumin and put them on arepas. The sherry really gives it an awesome flavor.

It is a colorful dish that was pretty tasty. I had to add more tomato because it was quite dry without it. Creation was easy. I had to cut the recipe down to two servings and even that made plen...

I made this recipe as directed less the cilantro (not a fan), it was easy and tasty! We used the shredded chicken in quesadillas adding some cheddar and frank's hot sauce, yum. Next time I will...

Delicious, I used can chicken, substituted some relish for the capers since i didn't have any and chopped the ingredients on the smaller side. The texture/mixture and taste was great and a reall...

Nice and easy recipe! I didn't have any cooking sherry so I added some tomato sauce instead. I served it in a bread roll with avocado, lettuce, tomato & chipotle creama. Yum!