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Chicken with Onion Sauce

Pollo Encebollado (Chicken in Onion Sauce)

Erica Dinho
5 from 20 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 chicken legs bone in and skin on
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 cup red wine optional
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  • In a deep sautué pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil and butter.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the pan and brown on all sides, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a platter.
  • Add the onion to the pan and cook until tender and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the chicken, garlic, thyme, wine, stock, cumin and Worcestershire and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a knife, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
Keyword chicken recipe
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