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Pollo Guisado Puerto Rican Recipe

Pollo Guisado Puerto Rican Recipe (spanish chicken stew) is a delicious latin meal with chicken, red kidney beans, potatoes, onion, carrots and fresh herbs. Chicken simmered in a rich seasoned broth until fall off the bone tender! It’s a favorite and stable meal in a Caribbean household. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: caribbean
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: letseatcuisine


  • 8 pieces Chicken drum and thighs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp adobo
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp knors seasoning chicken bouillon
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped,
  • 4 garlic cloves minced ( save 1 large clove )
  • 4 tbsp reciato or green seasoning ( 2 tbsp for marinade)
  • 1/4 cup parsely
  • 4 springs thyme
  • 1 pack sazon
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 2-3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3-4 cups chicken broth or water
  • 5 small potatoes cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash and clean the chicken with lemon and vinegar, dry with a papper towel.
  • Season the chicken with sofrito or recatio, garlic powder, onion powder, adobo, paprika, salt and pepper. Marinate the chicken for 2-24 hours ( I did 24 hours) .
  • In a medium pot, brown the chicken on both sides at a high temperature just to caramelize the skin, which also helps release flavor for the stew. Once done move set the chicken aside and repeat these steps until your out of meat.
  • In the same pot, sweat the onions, bell pepper, garlic recatio then add tomato paste and add chicken broth. Cook for 3 minutes until the tomato paste is well combined in the vegetables.
  • Add all your herbs such as bay leaves, parsely, thyme sazon, knors season and veggies. Then add chicken back to the pot and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Lastly, add in the potatoes, red beans, onions, garic cloves and thyme. Cook for another 10 minutes. Enjoy !


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