Estofado de pollo (Chicken stew) – The magic of home cooking

Working in the kitchen is like magic. With a few ingredients , the right amount of seasonings and herbs , and some heat (or sometimes not even that), you can make a delicious dish that is much more than the sum of it’s parts. The chicken stew known as estofado de pollo in every...


  • 4 chicken legs and thighs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup sweet wine (optional)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 medium sized yellow potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and cut in thin slices
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ½ cup raisins
  • White fluffy rice or pasta
  • Parsley sprigs


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