Jocon de Pollo

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recipe by Arousing Appetites https://arousingappetites.com

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    50mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    553

Jocon de pollo is a chicken and tomatillo stew. It is a classic Guatemalan dish, heavily influenced by Mayan culture in Guatemala. It is a fusion of ingredients the Maya have been enjoying for centuries. Traditionally, jocon de pollo is eaten with rice alongside it, but depending on the thickness and consistency of your chicken and sauce, it can very well be served on its own as a sort of stew too. Jocon de pollo is a fun, colorful and super flavorful dish to try, especially since it’s incredibly easy to make.

recipe updated Sep 26, 2018

Ingredients

  • Sesame seeds icon
    Sesame seeds
    32g
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • Onion icon
    Onion
    150g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    24g
  • Yellow bell pepper icon
    Yellow bell pepper
    100g
  • Jalapeño pepper icon
    Jalapeño pepper
    42g
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro
    75g
  • Green onion icon
    Green onion
    45g
  • Tomatillo icon
    Tomatillo
    230g
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    480ml
  • Chicken thigh icon
    Chicken thigh
    454g
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Lime icon
    Lime
    as needed
  • Green onion icon
    Green onion
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Blender
  • kCook icon Blender jug
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Glass measuring cup
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Get a clean large saucepan
  2. Add sesame seeds
  3. Toast for approx 2min on medium heat then set aside
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  5. Add olive oil
  6. Add coarsely chopped onion
  7. Cook for approx 2min until softened and continue
  8. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  9. Add chopped garlic clove
  10. Add coarsely chopped yellow bell pepper
  11. Add coarsely chopped jalapeño pepper
  12. Add coarsely chopped cilantro
  13. Add chopped green onion
  14. Add hulled, quartered tomatillo
  15. Mix briefly until combined
  16. Transfer vegetables to large saucepan
  17. Cook for 4min until softened
  18. Get a clean glass measuring cup
  19. Add chicken stock
  20. Transfer liquid to large saucepan
  21. Simmer for 5min while stirring occasionally
  22. Transfer content of large saucepan to blender jug carefully
  23. Blend until smooth then set aside
  24. Retrieve large saucepan
  25. Add olive oil
  26. Heat on medium heat
  27. Get a clean medium bowl
  28. Add chopped chicken thighs
  29. Season with salt & pepper generously
  30. Transfer chicken to large saucepan
  31. Sear each side for approx 3min
  32. Transfer sauce to large saucepan and cover
  33. Simmer for 15min while stirring occasionally
  34. Sprinkle with juice of lime
  35. Garnish with green onion
  36. Serve
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