Chicken and Turkey

Turkey Patties with Cilantro and Basil Sauce

12 comments October 10, 2011
Turkey patties

My oldest son loves food made with ground meat, such as meatloaf, meatballs and hamburgers. So, I am always looking for ways to make him dishes using ground beef or pork. My mother-in-law’s food choices always lean toward health foods and she uses ground turkey to make her meatloaf. The other day I tried it […]

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Pollo Gritador (Screamer Chicken)

16 comments June 1, 2011
Pollo Gritador

Pollo Gritador literally translates to Screamer Chicken and is a traditional Colombian dish from the Huila region of the country. This dish is first marinaded with garlic and cumin and after cooked in a delicious tomato sauce and aguardiente, which is a strong traditional Colombian alcoholic drink made from anise and sugar cane. The marinating […]

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Pollo Encebollado (Chicken in Onion Sauce)

11 comments April 27, 2011
Chicken with Onion Sauce

It’s popular in Colombia to cook meat or poultry in Onion or Tomato Sauce. My mom made this dish all the time with a variety of different meats and we all loved it! It is the perfect weeknight meal, because it is cheap, easy, simple, fast and full of flavor. Serve it over white rice, […]

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Chicken with Cilantro-Parsley-Capers Sauce

9 comments March 23, 2011
Chicken with Cilantro-parsley sauce

I made this chicken for lunch about three weeks ago and it was very tasty and easy to make. Serve it with mashed potatoes, noodles or white plain rice to soak up the delicious sauce. I used boneless chicken breast for this recipe, but you can use your favorite chicken parts. Enjoy it! Thank you […]

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Chuzos de Pollo con Tocineta (Chicken and Bacon Skewers)

13 comments July 6, 2010
Chuzos de Pollo con tocineta

I love any type of “chuzos”, which is what we call kebabs or skewers in Colombia. It doesn’t matter if it’s beef, pork, chicken or seafood, I just love eating food grilled on a stick. Don’t you? To make a good Colombian chuzo, you need a good marinade. I used a combination of cumin, cilantro, […]

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Colombian-Style Fried Chicken (Pollo Frito Apanado)

32 comments June 20, 2010
Colombian Fried Chicken

What’s there not to love about Pollo Frito? I know I love it! But for some reason, I have always been a little afraid to make fried chicken at home. I just didn’t think I would be able to get it just right. This week, I was craving some fried chicken from Frisby, a fast-food […]

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Pollo a la Llanera (Llanera-Style Chicken)

21 comments June 3, 2010
Pollo a la Llanera

This dish was inspired by a traditional Colombian recipe from the Llanos  zone of the country called “Conejo a la Llanera” (Llanera-Style Rabbit) . To be perfectly honest with you I don’t eat or cook rabbit. They are too cute and I happen to love the Easter bunny ;-). So, I made this delicious Colombian […]

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