Pollo Pendejo (Foolproof Chicken)

Pollo Pendejo (Foolproof Chicken) created by Linky

The literal interpretation for this recipe is "idiot chicken", because it's really difficult to mess up. Marinated in a sauce and then cooked in beer, the chicken is almost guaranteed to come out moist and juicy (unless you reallllllllly overcook it). You could serve this with buttered noodles, mashed potatoes or rice. Add a salad and call it a complete meal! Recipe courtesy of Ingrid Hoffmann.

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  • Put the adobo and Worcestershire sauce in a large resealable bag. Add the chicken pieces and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the onion and garlic. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring, until the onion is soft and starts to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and reserve the leftover marinade. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until it browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Add the reserved marinating liquid, the beer and the mushrooms. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce is thick with the consistency of heavy cream, about 15 minutes or so.*You may need to add a bit of corn starch to thicken the sauce here* Remove from the heat and serve.
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"The literal interpretation for this recipe is "idiot chicken", because it's really difficult to mess up. Marinated in a sauce and then cooked in beer, the chicken is almost guaranteed to come out moist and juicy (unless you reallllllllly overcook it). You could serve this with buttered noodles, mashed potatoes or rice. Add a salad and call it a complete meal! Recipe courtesy of Ingrid Hoffmann."

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  1. Louisiana girl
    How do I print a recipe
  2. Linky
    More than 5 stars, please! It was Foolproof and it was Fabulous! Not the only translation of the title I've ever heard, but no matter! I did have to use some cornstarch as someone else mentioned to get the sauce to thicken up. No problem! It went well with Red Rice, btw! made for CQ4
  3. Muffin Goddess
    I needed something to pack for dinner at work, so I made sandwiches out of this. I used multi grain flatbread wraps, American cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomato and a little bit of honey chipotle mustard (I warmed the wrap/chicken/cheese in the microwave at work, and added all the cold veggies afterwards). For the chicken, I let it marinate overnight before cooking it. I didn't have light beer, so I used Modelo instead. Once the chicken was fully cooked, I removed it from the sauce and continued to simmer the sauce for a while to reduce it and thicken it up (didn't want the chicken to get overcooked). Very tasty chicken, and versatile, too! Thanks for posting this keeper! Made for CQ 2017 Central America
  4. Linky
    Pollo Pendejo (Foolproof Chicken) Created by Linky
  5. Linky
    using cornstarch to thicken sauce
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