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Crock Pot Pollo Fricassee (Puerto Rican)

"This is the authentic way to make Pollo -(Chicken) 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 - (Green Plantains) and a nice salad. This tastes even better when you prepare the night before; just take it out of the refrigerator the next morning set it to cook. Adobo and Sazon are found in the Ethnic/Mexican isle. You can subsitute the drumsticks for thighs, breasts or whatever parts of the chicken you like just be sure to stay within 1-1.5 lbs of meat."

INGREDIENTS

* 1 pound chicken drumsticks
* 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning
* 1/2 (.18 ounce) packet sazon seasoning
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 5 large red potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced
* 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
* 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 5 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 bunch fresh cilantro, 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


DIRECTIONS

1. Wash the chicken and pat dry; place into a large bowl. Season with adobo seasoning, sazon seasoning, and salt. Place the legs into a slow cooker, and cover with the potato slices.
2. Puree the red pepper, green pepper, onion, garlic, cilantro, 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, until the chicken is easily removed from the bone (8 hours guarantees chicken is cooked through and falls off the bone).

I recommend coating the chicken in the adobo, salt and sazon seasonings, toss 'em into a bag and refrigerate overnight. If you're really pressed for time the next day, go ahead and chop/blend everything else that night, store separately in a bag and refrigerate until the next day. In fact, doing this will give the blend and chicken 6+ hours to marry with the flavors and the end result will be really amazing (which is hard to do considering how amazing it tastes if you don't do that).

Comments

Ooh, I'll have to try this. I love Puerto Rican cooking!
The gal I got this from posts her family recipes on her LJ. lillypetals2002
wow...that sounds really good!