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Puerto Rican Chicken Stew - Pollo Guisado

This comforting and filling chicken stew comes from Puerto Rico, and it's amazing. Chicken, veggies, mushrooms, all combined to create a Caribbean feast in your kitchen!
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 511kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe

Ingredients

  • 2 lb (900g) boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs , cut into pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic , peeled and minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 medium potatoes , halved and quartered
  • 1 small onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Sofrito
  • 8 oz (240g) mushrooms
  • 1 8 oz (240g) can tomato sauce
  • 10 black olives
  • 1 bay leave
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley , chopped

Instructions

  • Rub the chicken pieces with the garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano.
  • In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and place the chicken pieces. Brown on all sides and remove from the pot.
  • Add 3 cups water, potatoes, onion, sofrito, mushrooms, tomato sauce, olives, bay leaf, and bring to a boil.
  • Add the chicken back to the pot, reduce the heat, and cook, covered, for about 35-45 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
  • Sprinkle some parsley over the top and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 511kcal