Chaulafan De Pollo or Ecuadorean Chicken Fried Rice

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I found this recipe on an international recipe site I use. It's absolutely incredible and worth the effort. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!!! I also like to add some chopped,roasted jalapenos!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the water, carrots, onions, celery and herbs to boil in a large pot, add the chicken and cook over medium heat for about 1 hour or until the chicken is very tender and fully cooked.
  2. Remove the chicken from the broth and save the broth.
  3. To cook the rice, heat the butter, add the onions and the rice, stir well. Then add the broth, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile debone the chicken and reserve the chicken meat for later.
  5. Heat the first 2-3 tbs butter or oil over medium heat in a large pan to prepare a refrito or base for the chaulafan.
  6. Add the chopped onions, diced pancetta, crushed garlic, 1 tbs Worcester sauce, 1 tbs soy sauce, cumin, cilantro, hot pepper powder, and achiote powder; cook for about 5-8 minutes or until the onions are soft.
  7. Add the cooked rice, chicken meat, and diced bell peppers. Stir well and cook over medium high heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Stir in the remaining soy sauce, remaining Worcester sauce, scrambled eggs, peas, carrots, raisins, mix well.
  9. Add the chopped herbs and green onions.
  10. Serve with avocado slices, aji or hot sauce, and ketchup (or spicy ketchup).