Thursday, December 25, 2008

Crazy Dominican Chicken ~ Pollo Loco

Chicken - Crazy Dominican Chicken ~ Pollo Loco
6 chicken breasts (cook as per instructions and cut into ½ inch portions)
½ chicken broth cube
1 teaspoon of seasoning (Use complete season or what you like)
3 Tablespoons of Corn oil
¼ cup of Raisins
½ Cups of Mayonnaise
1 small onion (chopped)
2 teaspoons of powdered curry
1 Tablespoon of tomato paste
½ cup of red wine
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice
¼ teaspoon of thyme
¼ teaspoon of oregano
Salt and ground pepper to taste.
Prepare a hot frying pan for frying the chicken breast. Place 2 Tablespoons of corn oil In the frying pan over a medium to high flame.
Coat or Dress the chicken breast with powdered seasoning (not bread-crumbs). You can use Maggi complete seasoning, Adobo or similar powdered “all season”.
Fry the chicken breasts for about 3 minutes each side. Add ½ cup of water and the ½ chicken broth cube by breaking it into a powder with your fingers over the pan. Place a lid over you pan and cook on a low to medium flame for an additional 8 minutes. Turn off and remove chicken breasts (save the broth or liquid contents that is in the pan for later use). You may want to place the chicken on a paper towel covered plate to drain off the oil. Cut the breasts into portions or ½ inch cubes / strips.
In a new frying pan add the other Tablespoon of Corn oil and place over a low flame. Fry the chopped onions for 2 to 3 minutes. Now add the curry, thyme, oregano and the liquid you have reserved from when you fried the chicken breasts. Also add an additional ¾ cup of water, red wine and 1 teaspoon of fresh lime-juice. Cook or simmer on a low flame for a few minutes, sufficient to blend and integrate everything in the pan and evaporate some of the water. Turn off and allow to cool down.
In a mixing bowl, add the ½ cup of mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of lime juice, raisins and salt & pepper to taste.
Strain off the liquid from the frying pan. If it is more than ½ cup, then use about ½ cup only. Add this broth or liquid to the mayonnaise mixture in your bowl (just the broth and not the onions). Add your chicken to the bowl containing the mayonnaise-raisins and toss together with the other ingredients.
Your crazy Dominican chicken is ready.

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