Dominican Pollo Guisado (Braised Chicken)

One of the things I love most about travel is all the exotic flavors I get to try. It’s so exciting to leave the States and to tempt my palate with new flavors and ingredients. It’s also super fun to be able to bring these explorations back to you guys! As a globetrotter, one of the most important things to me is learning about local cuisines and figuring out the restaurants I’m going to visit. While on our Carnival Cruise Eastern Caribbean adventure, one of the ports of call was Amber Cove of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. My honey and I decided to tour the area, tasting the many wonderful things it had to offer. One of our favorites was this Dominican Pollo Guisado (Braised Chicken) dish.

Marla Meridith, travel blogger @Carnival #carnivalpartner | ( @marlameridith )

This recipe is filled with lively flavors and is jam-packed with all sorts of great-for-you ingredients. Offering up lots of native proteins like chicken and plenty of veggies like tomatoes and bell peppers, the Dominican Republic is known for its delicious food. It was such a fun place to visit; we learned quite a bit about the culture when touring around and saw many beautiful beaches. Our guide was most helpful showing us around town and leading us to a local favorite eatery. We also enjoyed a hearty yellow rice with seafood dish…
Traditional Dominican recipe @Carnival #carnivalpartner | ( @marlameridith )
 And a refreshing mango drink…

Traditional Dominican mango cocktail recipe @Carnival #carnivalpartner | ( @marlameridith )

The terrain here is lush and green, situated right on the water. There are markets everywhere with the most beautiful, fresh ingredients. I wanted to cook so badly with these peppers!

Dominican marketplace @Carnival #carnivalpartner | ( @marlameridith )

How gorgeous are these cherries? We purchased a bunch and snacked on them throughout the day.

Dominican marketplace @Carnival #carnivalpartner | ( @marlameridith )

My kids love green olives, so this chicken dish was thankfully gobbled up! Dominican Pollo Guisado is perfect for weeknight family meals and also for entertaining guests. Enjoy!

Try this Dominican Pollo Guisado (Braised Chicken) recipe. Inspired by my @Carnival cruise to the Dominican Republic #carnivalpartner | ( @marlameridith )


Recipe adapted from Dominican Cooking

Try this Dominican Pollo Guisado (Braised Chicken) recipe. Inspired by my @Carnival cruise to the Dominican Republic #carnivalpartner | ( @marlameridith )

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~ Marla Meridith

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8 thoughts on “Dominican Pollo Guisado (Braised Chicken)

  1. I’m obsessed with: A) braising 2) international specialties. Therefore this is the perfect post for me!! I love the vibrant flavors in this dish.