Chicken Stew with Beer(Pollo Estofado en Cerveza)
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 8 pieces of chicken trimmed of excess skin
- and fat
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- ½ cup chopped onions
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- 2 cups of beer
- ½ cup peas
- Salt and pepper
- Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter with the oil. Working in batches if necessary, add the chicken and cook, turning frequently, until browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter.
- Add the onion and sautué until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, oregano, parsley, thyme, and beer.
- Over medium-low heat, cover and cook until the chicken is tender and opaque throughout, about 35 to 40 minutes. Uncover and add the peas. Cover and cook until the peas are warmed through, about 10 minutes more.
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This Chicken Stew, or Pollo Estofado, is a flavorful tomato sauce-based dish. It could not be much easier to make and it makes for great leftovers. Be sure to serve it with sweet plantains and plain white rice, great for catching all the tomato sauce.
oh my gosh, my husband would looove this!
I have for the past few days wanting to eat chicken. This is a really tasty dish. I enjoy cooking with beer. A little for the "pollo" and a lot for me...hic up!
Great recipe...bet the beer adds a nice depth. I'll be sure to sop it up with plantains!
Miss Meat and Potatoes
Peas! Cumin! Tomatoes! Yes please!!
Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen
This looks so delicious! Your recipes are always in timing with the seasons!
Drool drool, another one for the comfort food page!
looks divine. can you sub other meats here?
A soul satisfying meal. Love it!!!
It looks great! Looks like something my husband and I will both enjoy!
I am always looking for something different to do with our chicken. This looks delicious! Love the beer and all the herbs.
I like this stew. It's way different than the ordinary beef stews this time of year. I am keeping this one to try in a few weeks.
Looks delicious. It's been a while since I had something like this -- and now I've got a real yen for it.
Thank you everyone!
I love the sound of this recipe, would not have immediately thought of the beer but you have me very intrigued. Cannot wait to try. I am trying desperately to catch up on my blog reading, and I do not want to miss a single one of your posts as I feel like I miss a lot.
Hi this is the last page i visited but thank you sooo much this really helped me in 13 and i had a computer project which was to make a menu and i chose colombian cuz thats my backround u give great info thanks <3 🙂
Made this for lunch...it was a huge hit! Thank you so much for sharing! I even added some extra veggies...some carrots, corn and green beans from a frozen mix...and my picky non-veggie-eating-husband ate it all! The sauce was so tasty it was perfect (okay so about 80% of the veggies were peas which he loves, but seeing him eat green beans with no fuss...priceless!)
My mother used to marinate the chicken on beer overnight and then follow a similar recipe. She called it "Pollo Borracho" 🙂 Here in the US because we receive other Latin influences sometimes I add a tea spoon of dark mole paste instead of Goya seasoning for an even reacher flavor. Just a thought for those that like to experiment with flavors.
By the way thank you for your site; now I can easily share Colombian recipes with my English speaking friends.
Happy New Year!!
Great looking recipe - I'm going to give it a try later this week. Have several of your other recipes on the list right after that. Keep up the good work.
This was amazing. I made one batch using Tecate and another batch using Sam Adams summer ale. I marinated the chicken in the beer first over night and then followed the recipe. Amazing and delicious!
What type of beer would you recommend using? I am not a beer drinker so I am not sure where to begin.
I used dark beer for this recipe, but you can use your favorite beer (dark or light).
This recipe is very good. I did not have a beer so I used a cup of heavy cream instead. I also added an extra cup of tomato sauce. I have to omit the worcestershire sauce because I did not have it. I cooked thin espagueti and add it to the recipe. It came out very good. When I feel kind of down I tried to make colombian recipes because it connects me with my country, my roots, my people. This is a way to lift up my spirit. I had made a lot recipes from your website and they are very tasty. Thank you Erika!
What kind of beer do you use? Can it be replace for gluten free diet?