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How to cook chicken fricasse (pollo guisado dominicano)

This outstanding dish of chicken stew is an indispensable part of my Dominican culture. I hope you enjoy.

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Pollo Guisado,one(cause there is plenty)of my favorite dishes growing up.This dish alongside rice & beans make up our patriotic lunch called "la bandera" other wise known as the the Dominican flag.

Gather your Ingredients

Gather your Ingredients

Cut your chicken into small pieces and put into a large bowl. Wash thoroughly with water.

Cut your chicken into small pieces and put into a large bowl. Wash thoroughly with water.

While washing the chicken with water add the white vinegar and rub down.

While washing the chicken with water add the white vinegar and rub down.

Take your mortar and pestle and gently pound the garlic. We want to grind the garlic into a paste.

Take your mortar and pestle and gently pound the garlic. We want to grind the garlic into a paste.

My paste is done. Add salt to the paste if you want.

My paste is done. Add salt to the paste if you want.

Add the garlic paste.

Add the garlic paste.

Add your sason packet

Add your sason packet

The mojo.

The mojo.

The black pepper.

The black pepper.

And lastly the adobo powder \ud83d\ude09

And lastly the adobo powder 😉

In a pot over medium high heat add the oil.

In a pot over medium high heat add the oil.

Add the sugar and wait until the sugar browns.

Add the sugar and wait until the sugar browns.

Nice and brown,it's ready for the next step.

Nice and brown,it's ready for the next step.

Add a few tbs of water at a time and we will keep adding water if necessary until it is cooked. We are braising the chicken,not boiling it.\ud83d\ude0a

Add a few tbs of water at a time and we will keep adding water if necessary until it is cooked. We are braising the chicken,not boiling it.😊

When chicken is cooked lower the heat and add a 1/4 cup of water and to this water add the tomato paste.

When chicken is cooked lower the heat and add a 1/4 cup of water and to this water add the tomato paste.

Add the olives.

Add the olives.

Olives are totally optional. I know there are a lot of people that don't like them and find it weird that they are included in this recipe. Its ok just omit it no biggy!!

Add the sliced peppers

Add the sliced peppers

The sliced onions.

The sliced onions.

This can be served with white rice, beans and a salad.Enjoy. 😀☺From my family to yours.

For a special treat try adding some potatoes or carrots. It is so good.

  • 1.0 3-5lbs whole chicken,cut up
  • 1.0Tbsp Sugar
  • 4.0Tbsp Canola oil
  • 0.0c White vinegar
  • 1.0 Package of sazon
  • 3.0 Cloves of garlic,crushed
  • 1.0tsp Dried Dominican oregano
  • 0.0c Goya Mojo criollo
  • 1.0Tbsp Adobo powder
  • 0.0tsp Black pepper
  • 2.0Tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1.0Tbsp Olives
  • 0.0c Tomato sauce
  • 0.0 Sliced onions
  • 0.0 Sliced Red or green peppers
  • Water as needed