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.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins
45 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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

506 calories; protein 41.5g; carbohydrates 19.2g; fat 26.2g; cholesterol 107.8mg; sodium 721.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I ve never tried a recipe with no reviews yet but it looked delicious and I had everything needed (except the Dutch oven so I used a heavy pan). I found it tangy and delicious. The chicken was very tender and juicy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Super simple even for a non-chef like me and still so delicious! Served with rice and was a hit. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My family and I really enjoyed this chicken dish although I would suggest a bit less cooking time at the end (15-minute period should be more like 10-12). It was sound advice to suggest not serving this meal until the spicy flavours had melded. I'll definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My family said it needed more salt. I was content with the seasonings. Read More