Tonight we are having Aguadito de Pollo. It is a soupy rice dish made with chicken, beer and cilantro. I looked on the internet and found a few recipes, none of which come close to my dear mom's way of making it.
1 whole chicken cut up into large pieces (tonight I am using cut up breasts of chicken which I found on sale)
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped up or minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, diced
Tip: I processed the cilantro, garlic and onion in the food processor.
1 large can of beer, (use light beer if you absolutely must)
1 cup white rice, uncooked (preferably long grain)
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1 tsp. Peruvian Aji or 1 small Jalapeño, seeded and deveined
Water to fill the can or bottle of beer you will be using. Maybe a little more if you like your dishes a little soupier.
1/2 cup of frozen peas
In a soup pot, heat pot and add approximately 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add your chicken pieces and brown on both sides. Add the remaining ingredients except the peas.
Cook over a medium heat until the rice cooks and absorbs some of the liquid approximately 1/2 hour. At this point add your frozen peas.
Serves 5-6 persons.
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