Chicken Fricassee from Puerto Rico

    7 hours 40 minutes

    This is the authentic way to make Pollo Fricassee in Puerto Rico. You can either make in on the stove or in your slow cooker. It is delicious and very easy to make! Serve with white rice, tostones and a nice salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g chicken drumsticks
    • 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning*
    • 15g packet sazon seasoning*
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 5 large desiree potatoes, peeled, thickly sliced
    • 1 large red capsicum, chopped
    • 1 large green capsicum, chopped
    • 1 large brown onion, chopped
    • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 cup dry red wine
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 2 fresh or dried bay leaves

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:7hours  ›  Ready in:7hours40min 

    1. Wash the chicken, pat dry and place in a large bowl. Season with adobo seasoning, sazon seasoning, and salt. Place the chicken in a slow cooker and cover with the sliced potatoes.
    2. Puree the capsicums, onion, garlic, coriander, olive oil, wine, cumin, and oregano in a blender. Pour over the chicken and add the bay leaves.
    3. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or until the chicken is easily removed from the bone.


    *Adobo and sazon seasoning can be replaced with peri peri seasoning or a tortilla seasoning mix adding some crushed dried red chillies to spice up the flavour.

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    This was a popular dish with the whole family. I tried it first with Taco seasoning and it was really tasty. Husband and kids all gave it the thumbs up. Then I found recipes for Sazon and Adobo seasonings (beware, there are differing recipes for both, I decided the most complex had to be the most authentic) and made those to use. It was slightly different but a very tasty meal which ever way you make it! It will be a regular dish for the family.  -  21 Oct 2010


    Made exactly as described, never again. Not sure how pureed capsicum (pepper) and onion and coriander is supposed to reduce in a nice non-bitter way in a slow cooker but this was foul. The drumsticks and potatoes were cooked but that sauce...nope  -  18 Jul 2017


    I would have prefered if i had left out the red wine and added chicken stock instead. Red wine tastes awful in this dish.  -  07 Nov 2010