Rating: 4.3 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A Central American specialty that means 'chicken smothered in onion'. Serve with hot, cooked rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet, heat corn oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces and saute for 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Add onions and saute for 2 minutes more. Add juice, broth, salt and pepper. Stir all together. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

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Nutrition Facts

698 calories; protein 57g; carbohydrates 6.4g; fat 47.9g; cholesterol 227mg; sodium 214.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This was wonderful and unique! Per the previous reviewer I served over "Coconut Rice" (also found on this site) and the combination of flavors was great (salt& sweet)! I've never had anything like it but I'll be making this tasty dish again! Thanks Evelyn for sharing this new way to cook chicken! Read More
(8)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2005
The chicken was moist but lacked flavor. I followed the recipe exactly but next time might add some garlic or other seasonings. It tasted like boiled chicken with onions. Read More
(4)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This was wonderful and unique! Per the previous reviewer I served over "Coconut Rice" (also found on this site) and the combination of flavors was great (salt& sweet)! I've never had anything like it but I'll be making this tasty dish again! Thanks Evelyn for sharing this new way to cook chicken! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
This recipe is wonderful with Coconut Rice Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2005
The chicken was moist but lacked flavor. I followed the recipe exactly but next time might add some garlic or other seasonings. It tasted like boiled chicken with onions. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2003
I will make this again! I used leg quarters(4lbs) instead of a whole chicken. This was something different for us but was very flavorful. At the suggestion of another rater I made this dish with Mexican rice 2 also on this website.yum yum Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2009
This recipe is awesome if you add 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice. I can't imagine that it would be too good without the lemon! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2010
We enjoyed this quite a lot.i used unsweetened orange juice low sodium chicken broth and no salt.We also used skinless boneless chicken thighs.Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2014
I first had this in a Salvadoran restaurant near DC and loved it. They used only chicken breasts and I believe they substituted lime for lemon juice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2014
Delicious! We loved this one. The chicken was moist and flavorful and the onions were to die for. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2015
A perfectly reasonable stewed chicken. A quiet recipe but really nice. Read More