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May 14th, 2014

Picana de Pollo - Bolivian Christmas Chicken Stew

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This is an easy and delicious traditional Bolivian recipe packed with hearty flavours and healthy goodness. Serves 8.

  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Cook: 3 hours
  • Total time: 3 hour, 20 minutes
  • Recipe serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken, cut into eight pieces
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 1/2 cup green peas, peeled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup tomato, peeled and minced
  • 3 carrots, cut into strips of four
  • 1 fresh chili pepper, cut into eight pieces
  • 1 small thyme branch, minced
  • 1 small celery stick
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely minced
  • 3 whole-grain black
  • 11/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 8 whole potatoes, peeled
  • 16 round slices corn on the cob
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a large casserole dish, except potatoes. Mix very well. Add potatoes so that they are on top of all other ingredients.
  2. Cook over low heat for two to three hours.
  3. In a deep serving plate, serve a piece of chicken, potato and corn, and top with a good amount of broth.

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