Chicken and Turkey

Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

10 comments July 3, 2014
Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

After buying a lot of fresh corn at the market last week, I was searching for ways to use it beyond choclo asado (grilled corn) or boiled corn. Then remembered a delicious and simple savory corn cake that my grandmother used to make in Colombia called Pastel de Choclo y Pollo. Pastel de Choclo is […]

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Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo)

9 comments April 29, 2014
Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo)

Arroz Atollado is a traditional Colombian dish from the Pacific region of the country, which includes the departments of Nariño, Chocó, Cauca, and El Valle del Cauca. This region of Colombia is located on the pacific ocean and borders Panama in the north and Ecuador in the south. There are many different variations of this […]

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Pollo a la Plancha (Colombian-Style Grilled Chicken Breast)

10 comments March 29, 2014
Receta de Pollo a la Plancha (Colombian-Style Grilled Chicken Breast)

I find chicken to be one of the most versatile proteins to cook. It’s delicious, and can be purchased at a decent price at most grocery stores. One of my favorite dishes to make with chicken breast is my mom’s Pollo a la Plancha. This Colombian-Style Grilled Chicken Breast recipe is simple to make and […]

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Pavo Asado Navideño (Christmas Turkey and Latin-Style Stuffing)

7 comments November 25, 2013
Pavo Asado Navideño (Christmas Turkey and Latin-Style Stuffing)

I did not grow up eating turkey (pavo) on Christmas Eve in Colombia, and of course, we did not celebrate Thanksgiving, as it is an American holiday. My family always made tamales, lechona and pernil de cerdo (pork leg) for our main dishes during the holidays. But Pavo Asado Navideño is very popular around the […]

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Chuleta de Pollo (Colombian-Style Breaded Chicken Breast)

11 comments September 10, 2013
Chuleta de Pollo (Colombian-Style Breaded Chicken Breast)

Every day I get some of the most beautiful emails from my readers telling me stories behind the recipes that they’ve tried from my site. I also get regular requests for some of the more popular Colombian dishes that I don’t yet have listed on my site, such as this Chuleta de Pollo recipe. I […]

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Tamarind Sauce

7 comments January 24, 2013
Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Tamarind Sauce

This Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Tamarind Sauce recipe has been sitting on my computer waiting to be shared for a couple of months! I made it for dinner on a weekend back in November, and then it got buried in my drafts folder. I’m not sure how I let that happen but it’s time to […]

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Pollo Guisado a la Jardinera (Braised Chicken with Vegetables)

15 comments September 25, 2012
Pollo Guisado a la Jardinera (Braised Chicken with Vegetables)

Pollo Guisado was one of the most popular dishes in my house when I was growing up. This dish is very easy to prepare, full of flavor, and it is absolutely delicious! I love serving this with white rice on the side to soak up the rich and wonderful sauce. Use bone-in, skin-on chicken for […]

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