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Pollo Con Ajo - the Spanish take on garlic chicken


Pollo con ajo simply means, in Spanish, chicken with garlic. Like most other European countries, Spanish and Canarian cooking relies heavily on garlic - it has health-giving properties after all - and this dish is no exception.


pollo con ajo
Photo: comoju


It is routinely found on the menus of typical Canarian restaurants and is not just chicken cooked with garlic. Oh no, it's a bit more complicated than that!




Ingredients

  • Several pieces of chicken (with skin left on)
  • Four cloves of garlic
  • Fresh coriander
  • One teaspoon of oregano
  • A pinch of marjoram
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Chicken stock, either home-made or from a stock cube


Method

Finely chop the garlic and the coriander. Add them to a tablespoon of the olive oil, plus the salt, pepper, oregano and marjoram and mash into a paste.

Coat the chicken pieces with this mixture and leave to stand for a while.

Heat up some more oil in a pan, then add the chicken. Turn frequently to ensure the meat is golden brown all over. This should take about 10 minutes.

Add the stock, then bring to a simmer. Allow to cook for a further 45 minutes, so the chicken is really tender.

This dish is complemented nicely with papas arrugadas.





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