Pollo al ajillo

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This dish could be eaten as a tapa, starter or even as a main course. There is plenty of garlic sauce that is wonderful for dipping bread.

Originally, the garlic was the poor man's ingredient and the chicken the rich man's. Nowadays, with intensive farming, the chicken is cheaper than the garlic.

Pollo al ajillo
Pollo al ajillo con maíz y tirabeques
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:184
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:21st January 2013

Best recipe review

Great garlic chicken


Fresh and flavoursome. Lovely starter.



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  1. Using a cleaver, a small frying pan or even your bare hands, smash the garlic cloves and split them open. Leave them unpeeled
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan or even a wok and sauté the garlic over a medium-high heat until it's lightly browned. This should take about 3 minutes
  3. Add the chicken wings, turn the heat up a little and sauté until brown all over and properly cooked, another 5 to 10 minutes
  4. Add the thyme, bay leaf and the sherry and chicken stock and bring back to the boil and immediately reduce the heat and simmer for a minute or so
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper

Serving suggestions

We had this as a main course with added mange tout, split baby sweetcorn, Onion and garlic loaf and a Sour cream and spring onion dip


Sauté a selection of vegetables or wild mushrooms with the chicken. See also Pollo en salsa de ajo.

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