CUBAN CHICKEN STEW (Guisado De Pollo)

"Found on the net & posted in response to a request. Substitute rice for potatoes, if desired. After making this for the first time myself, I made some minor changes in the steps to improve the recipe."
 
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CUBAN CHICKEN STEW (Guisado De Pollo) created by CountryLady
Ready In:
2hrs 10mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Mix the garlic, salt, pepper and paprika to a paste.
  • Rub into the chickens thoroughly, inside and out.
  • If possible, season the chickens the day before they are to be used.
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan or casserole.
  • Add the onions and saute for 5 - 15 minutes, stirring frequently; remove & set aside.
  • Add the chicken pieces & brown well on all sides; remove & set aside.
  • Pour the wine into the pot & deglaze, using a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom.
  • Return the onions & chicken pieces to the saucepan along with the bay leaf.
  • Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour.
  • Add small additional amounts of water if needed.
  • Add the potatoes and stir gently.
  • Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes
  • Correct seasoning.
  • Add the beans, olives, and pimentos and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • The flavour will be greatly improved if the stew is prepared early in the day and reheated before serving.

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  1. Dizzyfreedom
    Yummy! I used chicken leg quarters and it turned out perfectly. I also had to use regular cut green beans since thats all I had on hand. FYI...I added about a 1/2 a cup of water, as it said 'add additional amounts of water if needed.'
     
  2. Bachelorette
    Good home cooking. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs, so they cooked in less time and I had to add in the potatoes earlier. Don't use thighs - they made the sauce way to fatty - next time I'll use breasts. Very tasty.
     
  3. Jewelies
    Very tasty and easy to make. The potatoes thickened this nicely and the olives are a lovely addition. Thanks CountryLady!
     
  4. CountryLady
    CUBAN CHICKEN STEW (Guisado De Pollo) Created by CountryLady
  5. CountryLady
    CUBAN CHICKEN STEW (Guisado De Pollo) Created by CountryLady

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