Pollo Guisado

Updated:Apr 17,2014

Pollo Guisado

Pollo Guisado



4 servings

About $3.08 per serving

1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, vegetable oil or corn oil
1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenderloins, visible fat removed, cut in to 1-inch cubes
1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
Juice of 1 lemon
1 bell pepper, cut in thin slices (any color)
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 large carrot, sliced
1 medium potato, diced in small cubes
2 - 14.5 ounce cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon garlic minced from jar
½ teaspoon oregano or cilantro
1 bay leaf
  1. Add oil to a medium pot and heat over medium heat, add sugar, stir and cook for 1 minute (sugar should brown slightly).
  2. Add chicken and cook until browned (3-4 minutes).
  3. Add stock, lemon juice, bell pepper, onion, carrot, potato, tomatoes, garlic, and herbs to pot, cover and simmer until vegetables are cooked through (approx. 30 minutes).  Remove bay leaf before serving.
  4. Serve with brown rice or beans or over salad.

Per serving:

Total Fat6.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat3.5 g
Cholesterol73 mg
Sodium185 mg
Carbohydrates17 g
Fiber3 g
Sugars1 g
Protein27 g
Potassium973 mg
Calcium55 mg

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Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit heart.org/simplecooking.

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