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Pollo Con Salsa De Maracuya

Chicken with Passion Fruit Sauce over Dried Fruit and Nuts Orzo

Erica Dinho
5 from 23 votes
Course Main dish
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ cups passion fruit puree
  • cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound orzo pasta
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup fresh chives chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place the chicken in a medium bowl and add the olive oil, cumin, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Toss to combine, cover and let marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Place the chicken on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  • Meanwhile make the sauce: In a medium sauce pan, place the passion fruit puree and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes. Then add the heavy cream, bring to a boil one more time and reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 7 minutes. Set aside.
  • To make the orzo: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender, but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the olive oil and toss. Add the remaining ingredients and toss gently to combine.
  • To serve: Place orzo on a serving plate top with the chicken breast and drizzle passion fruit sauce on top. Bring the extra sauce to the table.
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