Pollo Guisado is a braised chicken stew. It is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for any day of the week. It is also great as a slow cooker meal. Just like any dish, there are different ways to cook Pollo Guisado. This is a dish found throughout Latin America. However, this is the Puerto Rican version that is made using my homemade Sofrito!
Sofrito can be purchased in the grocery store in most places or it can be made at home. Finding the ingredients can sometimes be difficult, but it is an essential part of any Puerto Rican dish. You can play with the ingredients a bit- include or not olive, capers, or various vegetables and peppers. This is such a quick and easy dish that making it a couple of times, you’ll know exactly what works. Here is a basic recipe that I use to make Pollo Guisado:
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Tenderloins, 16 oz
- 3 Potatoes, approximately 1 cup
- 3 Carrots, peeled and cut
- 2 Tbsp. of Sofrito
- 2 Tbsp. of Tomato Sauce
- 2 packets of Sazon
- Onions, raw, .5 cup, chopped
- Green Bell Peppers 0.5 cup, chopped
- Chicken Broth, 2 cup
Directions on Making Pollo Guisado:
If cooking on a crock pot- add all ingredients and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
On the stove top, start with about 3” of water and begin cooking the chicken on medium heat covered for about 20 minutes. Add the broth, sofrito, tomato sauce, sazon and mix in. Add the potatoes, onions, peppers, and carrots in and then bring to a boil. Then lower to low heat and cook for about 20 minutes until the potatoes and carrots are tender. When they are ready, remove the top and raise the heat slightly to thicken the sauce.
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