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Cuban Fricase de Pollo

A delightful Cuban dish combining chicken, potatoes, garlic and cumin. This Fricase de Pollo is sure to become a favorite in your house.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


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2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, cored and diced
1 green bell pepper, cored and diced
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped


Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chicken thighs and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, salt and pepper, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Add the onion, garlic, bell peppers, and potatoes to the pot and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and oregano and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.
Garnish with cilantro and serve with warm tortillas, rice, or French bread, if desired.


If desired, you can add a can of drained black beans in step 3.

  • Author: Shannen Mitch
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cuban
  • Diet: Halal


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 290 kcal
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 540mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg

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