Delicious peruvian meals that you can easily make at home.

Seco de pollo or Peruvian Stewed chicken in Cilantro Sauce, is a very typical Peruvian Main course; it can be found in nearly every region of the country. “Dry chicken stew” is so named because the beef is first fried (the “dry” part), then returned to the stew (the “wet” part). In the northern region, it is frequently made with goat or lamb; and is traditionally served with the corn tamales that are typical of that area.

Directions

Ingredients

  • 2 Whole chicheen breasts (Or beef)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Cup chopped onion
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped chile pepper (aji amarillo, jalapeno, or similar)
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Large bunch of cilantro
  • 4 Cups chicken stock
  • 1 Medium bag of peas
  • 3 Large carrots
  • 4 Medium yellow potatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Directions

  • Peel the potatoes and cut each potato into 4 wedges.
  • Peel the carrots and slice each carrot crosswise into 1/4 inch thick round slices. Set aside with the potatoes and frozen peas.
  • Wash and dry the cilantro and remove the large pieces of stem.
  • Place the cilantro in a blender or food processor with 1/2 cup of the chicken broth and process until smooth. Set aside.
  • Cut each chicken breast half into 3-4 pieces. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Melt the butter and oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté chicken pieces just until lightly browned on all sides. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the chopped onion, chile pepper, and minced garlic to the saucepan and cook over medium low heat until soft and translucent.
  • Add the processed cilantro and the rest of the chicken stock to the saucepan. Add the carrots and potatoes, and simmer until just tender.
  • Add the chicken pieces and the peas and simmer. Check the chicken pieces for doneness often, and remove sauceopan from heat once the chicken is just cooked through.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve over rice.

Seco de Pollo