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Pollo al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Chicken)

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This quintessentially Spanish chicken recipe with garlic and lemon is easy to make and full of flavor. Serve over a green salad or with rice or boiled potatoes."
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1 h 10 m servings 542
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Lightly coat chicken with flour on all sides.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy, large skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken in batches until browned, 5 to 10 minutes per batch. Season with salt and remove chicken pieces from skillet. Add garlic and basil to the same oil in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Return chicken pieces to the skillet and add white wine. Cover and simmer over low heat until chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. Add lemon juice just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 542 calories; 29.1 10.1 48.5 142 182 Full nutrition

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I used it with boneless skinless chicken breast and it turned out great! The wine helps keep things moist in the skillet. It was delicious!

Made as written. It was way too much lemon flavor. I’d scale this back to 1/2 a lemon- juiced. Served it over spinach greens which kind of saved the meal as it served as a salad dressing.