Chicken Escabeche


Chicken breasts, onions, and carrots stew in vinegar and wine for a tangy South American escabeche meal. This is delicious served over rice or quinoa. This dish can be served immediately but it is even better if served at room temperature after the flavors have had some time to meld.

chicken escabeche breast stew over rice
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 12 ½ ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 3 ½ ounces carrots, julienned

  • 3 ½ ounces white onion, thinly sliced

  • 3 ½ ounces red onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 teaspoon achiote powder

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven. Add chicken to the hot oil and brown on 1 side, about 5 minutes. Flip chicken; add carrots, white onion, red onion, bay leaves, garlic, black pepper, and salt. Mix until vegetables have softened and chicken has browned, about 8 minutes.

  2. Pour red wine vinegar, white wine, and water into the Dutch oven. Sprinkle with achiote powder and cayenne; stir well. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

506 Calories
26g Fat
19g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 506
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 721mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1637mg 35%

* 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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