Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pollo Adobado con Papas #SundaySupper {Adobo Chicken & Potatoes}

Over the years I've mentioned how much I love September.  First of all, it's my birth month, making this the most awesome month of all.  When I was a little kid, September also meant apple season and time to go back to school.  And now that I live in Mexico, September is all about the fair, parades, and celebrating Mexican Independence Day.

But there is another reason I love September...it's football season!  It's also futbol (soccer) season, but I still love American football a little more.  When we're lucky enough to find a game being televised, you can find me and Hubby camped out in front of the TV with an ice cold glass bottle of Mexican Coca-Cola and one of our favorite football foods: Pollo Adobado.  It's a little bit spicy, more than a little saucy, and if you're like my kids who love to eat this with their hands, it can be a little bit messy.  But it is a whole lot of deliciousness.  Sure to score a touchdown with your family!

I usually bake my Pollo Adobado at home, but we've also baked it in the big clay oven at the ranch.  And if you don't feel like turning on the oven at all, you can make it in your crockpot.




Pollo Adobado con Papas
(Adobo Chicken with Potatoes)

Ingredients: 
  • 3 dried ancho chilies
  • 1 medium onion, cut in quarters
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 pounds chicken, cut up
  • 6 medium potatoes, cut in wedges
  • 4 to 6 oranges, cut in half  (or 1 cup of orange juice)

Directions: 
On a griddle or comal, heat 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.  Toast the onion on the comal until it softens and the skins has charred slightly; set aside.  Toast the dried chilies and garlic for a few seconds on each side, remove from heat.  Transfer the dried chilies to a small saucepan and bring to a boil in 2 cups of water to soften the chilies.  Let cool slightly.  Remove the stems and seeds from the chilies, then puree the chilies in a blender with the toasted onion and garlic and the water the chilies were cooked in.  Season with 1 teaspoon of salt, and the ground cumin.



In a large baking pan, combine the chicken and potatoes; season with salt and pepper.  Pour the adobo sauce over the chicken and potatoes, making sure each piece is covered with adobo.  Squeeze the oranges over the chicken, removing any seeds.  If you don't have fresh oranges on hand, you can use 1 cup of orange juice.  Again, mix well to combine the adobo with the orange juice.



Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 45 minutes to an hour or until the chicken starts to pull away from the bones.


Enjoy!!!



This week's #SundaySupper theme, hosted by Supper for a Steal, is a Tailgate party!  For more tantalizing tailgating treats, check out this week's #SundaySupper line-up:


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42 comments:

  1. This looks delicous - I can't believe it's so simple to make!

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  2. This looks amazing! I am always looking for new chicken recipes and can't wait to try this one!

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  3. This looks lovely. It's going on the list for next week's meals. Thanks. :)

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  4. I absolutely love the color of this dish. So vibrant. It makes me want to eat it right away.

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  5. Great recipe for a favorite Mexican classic. I can imagine it is doubly wonderful coming from a clay oven.

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  6. Wonderful, so spicy! A good chicken and potatoes dish is always welcome. Happy Sunday!

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  7. Mmm this looks delicious, great to serve to a crowd!

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  8. My spicy loving foodie friends will love this, Leslie!

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  9. This dish looks absolutely beautiful and delicious!

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  10. WOW!!! This is a dish we have never tried but have put on the top of the list! Looks delicious!

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  11. This sounds and looks delicious! How would you cook this in a crock pot?

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  12. Your recipes are just fabulous and this one is now on my must try list!

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  13. Wow!!! That looks and sounds amazing! I will have to give it a try - but maybe reduce the amount of chilies for my husband who - unlike me - is not a fan of spice...I cannot wait to try this :)

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  14. Oh this dish looks fabulous. We love spicy foods so this sounds like a winner for us.

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  15. Cannot wait to make this, the family would love it!

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  16. A simple yet delicious hearty fall recipe my family will love, that is great for a crowd of hungry tailgaters! Thanks! Great post! See you at #SundaySupper tonight on Twitter @fromagechick!

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  17. Oh.my.goodness this dish looks amazing! I bet the meat is tender and just falls off the bone. I love September too - fall is my favourite season, the food we get to eat is decadent and cozy, and it's my Husband's birthday so yes, it's an awesome month!

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  18. I love these types of recipes so yummy and tasty!

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  19. Looks amazing and tender. I can't believe the receipe seems so easy. Definitely going to try this!

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  20. Looks so good. I love love love it!!!

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  21. Happy Birthday month Leslie! I'm not a fan of football nor futbol, but I do love me some pollo adobado. Yours looks so so good:)

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  22. That would be so packed with flavor, I love it!!

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  23. I can totally imagine how much flavor this has! I'm really excited with all the recipes you share....now if only I can figure out a way to have you just cook them for me. :)

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  24. Love this! Looks yummy....bet it has a kicking flavor too! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Oh yum! The oranges in this sound amazing! What a great dish for a Sunday afternoon!

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  26. Look at all that beautiful color--I'll bet this is amazing!

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  27. Oh Yummy! I love spicy food. Maybe I could get some ideas of Mexican food from you for the coming #SupperSunday:D Thanks for sharing, Leslie!

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  28. Leslie, this dish looks absolutely amazing. I am definitly putting this on my menu. Happy #SS!

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  29. OH HOW DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing Leslie!

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  30. Leslie, this looks great! Nice spices!

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  31. Oh my gosh! how good would this be with sweet potatoes?

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  32. Lovely & spicy too. Would be great to make for a one pot meal am thinking :)

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  33. Dear Leslie,
    It really isn't fair for you to torture me with such a delicous dish. I would like for you to send me that pan you roasted your onions and chilis in to make it up to me. Thanks. I'll be waiting.

    Sarah

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  34. How delightful! The orange juice sounds fascinating. The girls would love to squeeze the oranges.

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  35. WOW does this look great! Love toasting those chilis on the grill! Love this dish!

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  36. Oh man, I'm drooling just by looking at your pics!!!Love the spicy combo of flavors!!Bookmarked and going to try it very soon :)

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  37. Definitely a hearty dish to feed a crowd of hungry people! Sign me up!

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  38. I want the potatoes... all of the potatoes. YUMMY!

    Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com

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  39. I am so excited that I found your website. Trying to get in touch with my Mexican Heritage through food and traditions. Going to try this recipe tonight! Mucho Gracias!

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