Pollo Borracho Recipe

Pollo Borracho Recipe

Pollo Borracho or drunken chicken is one of its type recipes that takes its name from the fact that it has been added to it. With very simple ingredients, the beer makes the chicken very soft and tender. Tomatoes add a slight tang to the recipe and overall, it gives a simple yet amazing flavour.

The recipe itself does not take a lot of time to prepare or cook. So I often make it for weekend dinner with family or whenever someone demands a delicious meal on short notice. This Spanish recipe has such great flavour that everyone can’t help but eat and eat it.

How to Make a Pollo Borracho?

For making this drunken chicken recipe, first, chop the chicken bread into smaller chunks. Then slice the onion and dice the tomato. Heat the oil in a skillet and soften the onion in it. Then saute the diced tomato and chicken cubes in the oil. Add beer and cook. In the end, season with salt and pepper. It will take about 45 minutes to make this recipe.

Ingredients for Pollo Borracho Recipe

You need the following ingredients to make Pollo Borracho:

  • Boneless chicken breasts = 500 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil = 1 tbsp
  • Tomato = 1 large
  • Yellow onion = 1 big
  • Filtered blonde beer = 250 ml
  • Salt = ⅓ tsp
  • Black pepper = ½ tsp

Alternative Recipe

So there is one more method for making Pollo Borracho and it is for those people who like a colourful recipe with a lot of spices and ingredients:

  • Chicken = 3-½ lbs
  • Canola/olive oil = 4 tbsp
  • White wine = 2 cups
  • Cinnamon = ¼ tsp
  • Chopped Garlic = 4 cloves
  • Pattern green olives = ½ cup
  • Cumin = ¼ tsp
  • Capers = 1 tbsp
  • Ground coriander = ¼ tsp
  • Seedless raisins = 1 cup
  • Ground cloves = ¼ tsp
  • Pepper = ¼ tsp
  • Toasted almond slivers = ½ cup
  • Salt = to taste

Instructions for Making Pollo Borracho

Follow this procedure to make Pollo Borracho:

Step 1

Cut down the chicken breasts into smaller pieces of almost equal size. (about 5 cm)

Step 2

Then dice the tomato and slice the onion into long slices.

Step 3

In a skillet, add extra virgin olive oil and heat it. Then add sliced onions and cook them on a medium flame until they are soft.

Step 4

Then add diced tomatoes and chicken cubes to it. On the same medium flame, saute them for about 8-10 minutes. Flip the sides of the chicken cubes to cook from the other side also.

Step 5

Then lower down the flame. Let the chicken cook on the lower flame for a few more minutes before adding the beer.

Step 6

After adding beer, cook for another 15 minutes slowly. Make sure that the chicken does not stick or burn to the bottom of the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. 

Pollo Borracho is ready. Serve and enjoy!

Alternative Method:

Follow these steps:

  1. On a medium-high flame, heat the canola oil in the skillet. 
  2. Then add chicken and brown it from both sides. 
  3. Remove it to a cooking pot and add all the ingredients besides almonds, olives, and capers.
  4. Boil and then simmer for an hour until it is done.
  5. Then add capers and olives. Cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  6. Take out and serve with toasted almonds. 

Closing

I hope the simplicity of this recipe has convinced you by now to make it yourself. It has great flavour, simple ingredients, an easy recipe, and a short-making process as compared to other chicken or meat recipes. All these plus points contribute to making it a fact that Pollo Borracho is a great choice for meals.

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Pollo Borracho Recipe

Pollo Borracho Recipe

Pollo Borracho or drunken chicken is one of its type recipes that takes its name from the fact that it has been added to it. With very simple ingredients, the beer makes the chicken very soft and tender.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g Boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large Tomato
  • 1 big Yellow onion
  • 250 ml Filtered blonde beer
  • tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cut down the chicken breasts into smaller pieces of almost equal size. (about 5 cm)
  • Then dice the tomato and slice the onion into long slices.
  • In a skillet, add extra virgin olive oil and heat it. Then add sliced onions and cook them on a medium flame until they are soft.
  • Then add diced tomatoes and chicken cubes to it. On the same medium flame, saute them for about 8-10 minutes. Flip the sides of the chicken cubes to cook from the other side also.
  • Then lower down the flame. Let the chicken cook on the lower flame for a few more minutes before adding the beer.
  • After adding beer, cook for another 15 minutes slowly. Make sure that the chicken does not stick or burn to the bottom of the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Pollo Borracho is ready. Serve and enjoy!
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