Pollo Al Ajillo

Total Time
20 mins
15 mins

Spanish Chicken in Garlic Sauce

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  • 12 cup olive oil
  • 2 12-3 lbs chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • salt
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1 pinch saffron, crushed and diluted in very small amount of water


  1. Heat oil in large skillet. Add chicken pieces and cook over moderate heat until golden brown.
  2. Place chicken pieces in large, shallow casserole. Season with salt. Pour off all but 4 tablespoons of oil in skillet.
  3. Saute garlic. Stir in water and bring to boil. Pour over chicken. Add lemon juice and saffron.
  4. Cook, covered, over low heat about 15 minutes or until meat is tender. Serve, spooning sauce over chicken.