Stewed Chicken (no recado)

Stewed Chicken is a traditional way of making chicken that can be done very simply, or can be dressed up with different spices or additional vegetables.

You guessed it!  Stewed Chicken with no recado is just like Stewed Chicken with recadowithout the recado!

Making Stewed Chicken:

This is a simple, savory recipe.  There are many ways to vary the recipe depending on what you have available. We enjoy adding potatoes, chayote and/or other vegetables to the pot. Please share any additions you make to your stewed chicken in our comments section below!

Stewed Chicken (no recado)

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 - 1.5 hours
Yields: enough for 6-8


  • Cut up whole chicken, or bone-in chicken thighs
  • Diced Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chicken Stock or Maggi Pollo
  • Spices of your choosing
  • salt and pepper to taste (depending on how much is in your stock)


  1. Wash your chicken with water and lime, trim off any excess fat.
  2. Heat a small amount of oil in a heavy-bottomed pot. Pat chicken dry and rub with salt, pepper, and any additional seasoning. Brown chicken until golden brown on each side. Add onions and garlic to the pot and saute.
  3. Pour chicken stock in or water with Maggi Pollo. Water almost cover chicken. Turn down heat to allow for a gentle simmer. Simmer for an hour to an hour and a half.

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