Chicken and Potatoes With Tomato Sauce (Pollo Sudado)

"This recipe was handed down by my grandmother. This is a delicious, very inexpensive meal that can feed a large family on a budget. I buy whole cut up chicken. This cuts out the prep time by about 15 minutes."
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  • Take off the skin from the chicken, discard and place chicken in a plastic bowl.
  • Quarter the potatoes and also place in bowl with chicken. Add the chicken bullion and mix until all pieces are covered with bullion.
  • In a large cooking pot, add the oil and heat. When oil is heated, add the chopped onions, tomatoes and bell pepper. Saute for about 1 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add the chicken and potatoes to the pot and brown the chicken. About 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce and add enough water to cover the chicken. Add the cilantro. Add salt IF NEEDED.
  • Cover and cook for about 30 minute or until potatoes are cooked.
  • Serve with white rice.

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  1. Miranda.allen
    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. My mom used to make this all the time for us. This tasted almost identical to her "Mexican Chicken and Potatoes." She passed away 2 years ago and to be able to make this for my kids now is truly a blessing. I used chicken thighs and added a bit more spice and tomato sauce. Perfect! Thank you
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  2. cmhblues
    Loved it!
  3. CLK642
    Great share! Thanks for uploading the recipe, I had to do this for an extra credit assignment in ACC Spanish 4. <br/><br/>Little changes I added and LOVED: <br/>- using a HEB readymade/ precooked rotisserie chicken (original flavor) is quick and easy<br/>- instead of 1/4 chopped tomato, go for the whole thing<br/>- add 1 more table spoon of fresh cilantro to original amount<br/>- add 2 table spoons fresh diced jalapeno<br/>- add 1 more 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  4. Steph .
    Thank you so much this was clear and easy :}
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  5. PanNan
    This recipe reminded me of a good oldfashioned stew with chicken instead of beef. A very nice simple family meal. Made for PAC Fall 2009.


  1. PanNan
    This recipe reminded me of a good oldfashioned stew with chicken instead of beef. A very nice simple family meal. Made for PAC Fall 2009.


I was born in Honduras, Central America. I came to the states when I was about 2 yrs old and now currently have a full time job in the medical field. I have a family of 100+ relatives also living in Austin and we all share a passion for good food. I am known for the foods that I prepare for my dinner parties and special occassion gatherings. Weekends at my house are packed with family and friends because we usually have the grill going. I also have a knack for baking. I have been told by several people that I should open my own bakery or restaurant...which I am seriously considering in the near future. I absolutley love to cook and this is why Zaar is a heaven sent! I like to take other peoples feeings into consideration when rating recipes so my rating system reflects that. I do not rate below a 3 just for the simple fact that everyones taste is different and what might taste magnificant to some, might not be too great for others. I always give everything a second try unless I absolutley hate it (then I take a second look at the recipe and find out what attracted me to this recipe and how can I alter it a bit to my taste). I usually spend my free time brainbstorming recipes and creating them with my beautiful daughters (pictured above)!
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