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Dominican Pollo Guisado (Braised Chicken)

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The Dominican Republic is known for its delicious food. 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.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr
 2 pounds chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
 2 limes cut into halves
 1 teaspoon dry oregano
 1 small red onion (1 cup) chopped
 1/2 cup chopped celery
 1 teaspoon of salt (plus salt & pepper to taste)
 2 cloves mashed garlic
 2 tablespoons of canola or grapeseed oil
 1 teaspoon of granulated white sugar
 2 cups of water
 4 plum tomatoes cut into quarters
 2 green bell peppers, chopped into bite-sized pieces
 1 cup of green olives with pimentos
 1 cup tomato sauce
 1/2 cup fresh cilantro + more for garnish
1

In a bowl or zip-top bag, marinate the chicken, oregano, onion, celery, salt and garlic for 30 minutes.

2

In a pot, heat the oil over medium heat, add sugar and cook until it browns.

3

Add the marinated ingredients and garlic. Sauté until the chicken is light brown on all sides.

4

Add the olives, water and tomato sauce. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring well.

5

Add fresh cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6

Serve with rice, salad or beans.

Ingredients

 2 pounds chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
 2 limes cut into halves
 1 teaspoon dry oregano
 1 small red onion (1 cup) chopped
 1/2 cup chopped celery
 1 teaspoon of salt (plus salt & pepper to taste)
 2 cloves mashed garlic
 2 tablespoons of canola or grapeseed oil
 1 teaspoon of granulated white sugar
 2 cups of water
 4 plum tomatoes cut into quarters
 2 green bell peppers, chopped into bite-sized pieces
 1 cup of green olives with pimentos
 1 cup tomato sauce
 1/2 cup fresh cilantro + more for garnish

Directions

1

In a bowl or zip-top bag, marinate the chicken, oregano, onion, celery, salt and garlic for 30 minutes.

2

In a pot, heat the oil over medium heat, add sugar and cook until it browns.

3

Add the marinated ingredients and garlic. Sauté until the chicken is light brown on all sides.

4

Add the olives, water and tomato sauce. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring well.

5

Add fresh cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6

Serve with rice, salad or beans.

Dominican Pollo Guisado (Braised Chicken)

~ Marla Meridith

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