Pollo a la Llanera (Llanera-Style Chicken)
- 1 chicken about 5 lb., cut into 8 serving pieces
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 4 Tbs. olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves thinly sliced
- ½ onion thinly sliced
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 2 ½ large red bell pepppers thinly sliced
- ¼ teaspoon chopped habanero pepper
- ¼ cup fresh pasrley
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- salt and pepper
- Marinate chicken: Place the chicken in a large bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, salt, pepper and cumin. Toss chicken within marinade until coated. Cover, put in the fridge and marinate for at least 1 hour.
- In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, warm 3 tablespoons the olive oil until almost smoking. Working in batches, brown the chicken on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes total.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the remaining garlic cloves, onions, tomatoes, red pepper and habanero pepper to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally. Cover and simmer until the chicken is very tender, about 1 hour. Sprinkle fresh parsley and serve warm.
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 dish using chicken instead, but if you like rabbit you can use the same ingredients for the sauce.
Serve it with plain white rice or your favorite vegetables on the side.
This is a wonderful family meal. Buen provecho!
Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog
Like to know more about Colombia! So difficult to cook rabbit as you say, only in chocolate 🙂
Scrumptious chicken version Erica!
Mmm............looks great. Gera - you crack me up. Chocolate chocolate. =)
I made rabbit last week and you'll hate me when you read my recipe. Lambs are also cute animals so are many other and yet we eat them. We would never eat pet rabbits but these are farm bred especially for this purpose. Anyway, love the ingredients and both dishes would be equally delicious.
Ivy- You are right!!!! I love meat, poultry and seafood, but I can't eat rabbit or duck. I think that pigs are cute too, but I eat them anyway 🙂
what a bful color.....looks yum n delcious....great mouthwatering dish..
missed a lot of posts.
Oh please do not talk of eating rabbits 😉 my yard is full of them and they are too cute to even think of eating them.
Even without the rabbit the dish is perfect here. I love the heat of the habanero, yummmm!!
What an absolutely yummy sounding recipe, its added yo my ever growing list of Erica recipes to try. I am backed up at the moment, we've been out of town but I'm seeing several posts of yours that have me itching to get back in the kitchen and will read and savor them soon!
I love all of the fresh flavors in this dish! And yeah I don't know how I feel about eating rabbit...chicken it is!
I've actually never cooked rabbit either, so I love how you used chicken instead! 🙂 Delicious meal!
Christine @ Fresh Local and Best
Chicken is a great substitute for rabbit, it is more meaty, so you end up with something better.
Thank you everyone for the comments.
I will try this with rabbits (because they are tasty ;)). But it looks awesome also with chicken!
i must agree--bunnies are too adorable to even consider consuming! chicken is just fine with me, and this is a great preparation of it--thanks!
5 Star Foodie
Sounds like a delicious preparation, I love the addition of habanero pepper. Although I've had rabbit before, I have never had the courage to make it at home 🙂
Amber @ Pampered Recipes
A lot of stuff tastes like chicken...probably because I eat it too much! Mmmmm rabbit...
Simple, fresh and flavorful! A lovely chicken dish with lots of flavor yet light for these warm days of early summer.
I love Bugs Bunny and the Easter Bunny too. Great recipe, simple to make and full of flavor.
Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen
This is a delicious recipe for a chicken as well; I did eat rabbit before (in France) but I won't seek it out! It reminds me of a chicken dish I used to make a lot with peppers, called poulet marengo.
Thank you 🙂
I agree with you. I don't eat rabbits either and I don't think I ever will. This does look like a fantastic dish. I bet that habanero pepper really spices things up 🙂