Guatemala – Pollo Guisado (Spaniah Stewed Chicken)

May 10, 2011 at 2:42 PM | Posted in baking, chicken, Food | 47 Comments

Pollo Guisado (Spaniah Stewed Chicken)


1 whole chicken cut into pieces, (could be small or larger) leave bone-in
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 teaspoons of sugar
3 tablespoons of sazon seasoning
1 large chicken bouillon cube, crumbled
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 teaspoon of chili powder
2 lemons cut in half
2 green bell peppers
1 small red onion chopped into fine strips or rings
1/2 teaspoon of mashed garlic
4 plum tomatoes cut into quarters
1 Large carrots,
2 medium potatos
pitted olives
Water, to cover chicken
Kosher salt

1.In a bowl mix the chicken, oregano, onion, squeeze int he juice of the lemon, celery, tomatoes, olives and vegetables a pinch of salt and garlic. Marinate for 30 minutes.

2. In a pot heat up the oil, Put in the bouillon and sazon seasoning then cook until the sugar gets to a lightly brown color.

3. Add the chicken by itself and cook until meat is light brown, make sure to flip as needed.

4. Add enough water until it covers the chicken, then heat until water gets to a boil.

5. Add the remaining ingredients, cover and and simmer until all the ingredients are tender, adjust water if necessary until a sauce is formed.

6. Serve with white rice along with the sauce of the chicken, and red beans.


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  1. […] Guatemala – Pollo Guisado (Spaniah Stewed Chicken) […]

  2. Sounds like a wonderful dish. Thanks for visiting my blog. Great to connect with people around the world.

  3. Wow!! Looks fabulous!! Can’t wait to try. Have a lovely day, Laurie.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. Love the chicken recipe!

  5. […] Guatemala – Pollo Guisado (Spaniah Stewed Chicken) […]

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit! Looks like some great recipes.

    • Well thank you, and thank you for stopping by my blog.

  7. Thanks also for visiting my blog–I look forward to more of your delicious foods!

    • I like that Egg Plant Bake you have, I’ll have to try that!

  8. that looks absolutely divine!

    • It does indeed, I’ve never tried it but my parents have had it a couple of times when they lived in Florida.

  9. Hi, What would you substitute for sazon seasoning? Thanks. Katharine.

  10. Thank you very much indeed. There was one ingredient that I could not get in the UK but I managed to buy the sazon seasoning from at a very reasonable price. I really enjoy Spanish cooking and I’m looking forward to making this.

  11. My husband made this last night. Very tasty indeed and different from usual stews. This dish is a deep orange/red colour so be sure to cover up to prevent splashes on any “good” clothes. I think many different vegetables could be put in the dish if you don’t have the exact ingredients. Thanks once again.

    • Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for letting me know how it turned out!

  12. Thanks for the πŸ™‚ on my blog and this meal looks amazing! I look forward to checking out the rest of your blog.

  13. Looks delicious! We love stews so I’ve got to try this recipe one day. Thanks for posting it!

    • You are welcome, glad you enjoyed it!

  14. Thank you for visiting my blog. This recipe looks so yum… Might try it someday. But i don’t know any bouillon cube or sazon seasoning in Indonesia. Is there any subtitute? And the marinate souce, is in to the pot or not? Thanks

    • I’m not really sure, it was a friends recipe. If I find out I’ll leave another reply.

      • Thank you

  15. I’ve made this before in the slow cooker. Not sure if it came out like it was supposed to but it was tasty.

  16. Delicioso πŸ˜‰

  17. Oh yum; sounds incredibly delicious and very easy to convert to suit our household’s low carb lifestyle. Putting whole chicken on my shopping list now!

  18. My sister made this last week and tasted just like my mom’s. She passed in March and we were never able to get the “recipe” before she got too sick, so thank you! My mom was from Guatemala and this was one of her best dishes.

    • That’s great, so glad I could help!!

  19. Mmm. This sounds like something I could make ahead on nights when I need to serve dinner in a small time window. πŸ™‚

  20. Looks delicious!

  21. In the ingredients, you list cumin but in the directions you list oregano. Also in the directions you list celery but it’s not in the list of ingredients. Please clarify.

    • I’m not real sure, I lost that recipe some time ago. Google the dish and I’m sure it should come up.

  22. Sounds great. I could see doing it in a crock pot too, kind of like a stew. πŸ™‚

  23. This does sound excellent. Thanks for this recipe, and also for following my blog!

  24. Looks amazing. I love chicken….and this stew looks deeeliiicciiious. πŸ™‚

  25. Sounds really tasty! And thanks for following my blog. Much appreciated!

  26. Sounds wonderful!

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