Asopao - Puerto Rico

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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl, mash garlic with the back of a spoon.
  • Rub garlic into chicken.
  • In a wide, shallow bowl combine flour, salt, black pepper, and oregano.
  • Roll chicken pieces in flour mixture.
  • In a large kettle, melt lard over medium high heat.
  • Add chicken and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until brown.
  • Remove from kettle and set aside.
  • Add green pepper and onions to kettle and saute until onions are transparent.
  • Stir in ham and tomatoes.
  • Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Return chicken to kettle and stir well.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  • Remove chicken from tomato mixture.
  • When cool, remove meat from bones and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Add chicken broth and rice to tomato mixture and stir well.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and cover, placing a paper towel between the kettle and the lid.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add peas, olives, parmesan cheese, and chicken and stir well.
  • Cover and cook for 5 more minutes.
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