Pollo Guisau aka Pollo Guisado or Chicken Stew

I made pollo guisau for dinner tonight aka chicken stew.

It’s a Puerto Rican recipe that I received from my mother.

Very easy to make — as easy as biftec (steak).

There are 2 parts to this recipe — first is what we call sofrito.  Sofrito is a blended mixture of vegetables.

To make Sofrito you will need:

2-3 garlic cloves, skin removed
1 small onion, skin removed and cut into bite-size pieces
1 green pepper, pitted and cut into bite-size pieces
1 bunch cilantro, cut the whole bottom of the bunch off (most of the stems), wash in water

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend.

Should look like this and you should get approximately 2 cups (you can freeze the leftovers)


Additional Ingredients:

Chicken, 6 drumsticks, 3 skinless and 3 boneless chicken breasts.
3 red potatoes, rinsed and diced large
green olives
8 ounce can of tomato sauce
1 Teaspoon oil
Sazon (a Puerto Rican spice – see picture below)

In a large pot, add oil.  Wait until it gets hot.
Add Sofrito (I used 1 cup but you can use less if you wish.  Depends on how much taste you want)
Add 1/2 of the tomato sauce
Add 1 package Sazon
Your mixture should look like this:

Add the clean chicken, green olives and cut potatoes
Add water to cover all
Heat to boil
Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 1 hour.


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