A delicious and easy Spanish chicken stew, or pollo guisado. Great for entertaining and makes for great leftovers. Serve over white rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 35 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to the hot pot to brown, 6 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer chicken a bowl and cover with an aluminum foil tent.

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  • Reduce heat to medium; add onion to the pot and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in sofrito and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add potatoes, chicken broth, tomato sauce, sazon, cumin, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Return chicken to the pot. Cover and cook for 1 hour. Remove chicken.

  • Mix water and cornstarch together in a small bowl; stir into simmering mixture until nicely thickened. Place chicken back into the pot and continue to cook about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; protein 18.7g; carbohydrates 14.3g; fat 16g; cholesterol 47.6mg; sodium 1339.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2020
We have passed down recipe for this dish in our family for years. We add kidney beans also to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2020
We have passed down recipe for this dish in our family for years. We add kidney beans also to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2019
Delicious! I made it with my own homemade Puerto Rican sofrito and it s reminiscent of some of my family s Puerto Rican recipes. I also love how hands-off the recipe was while it was cooking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2020
Instead of potatoes I used butternut squash to help increase my kids vegetable intake. I could of done without the flour/cornstarch as my sauce was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2020
Very flavorful and delicious. We had this on a cool rainy spring day and it hit the spot. I made it by the directions, though I didn't have the Sazon seasoning. Searched for a recipe online and now I have some on hand. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2020
This this a good soup that i tasted in my life keep up the good work Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2020
I made this for my Puerto Rican husband. I added Spanish olives, as he loves them. He said this was authentic as if he were home. We loved this recipe, and plan to make it on a regular basis. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2021
I changed it a bit. Added carrots instead of potatoes, thighs instead of a whole chicken. Read More
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