Pollo Al Ajillo

Pollo Al Ajillo

Time: 35 mins


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 1/2-3 lbs chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • salt
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1 pinch saffron, crushed and diluted in very small amount of water


  • 1 Heat oil in large skillet. Add chicken pieces and cook over moderate heat until golden brown.
  • 2 Place chicken pieces in large, shallow casserole. Season with salt. Pour off all but 4 tablespoons of oil in skillet.
  • 3 Saute garlic. Stir in water and bring to boil. Pour over chicken. Add lemon juice and saffron.
  • 4 Cook, covered, over low heat about 15 minutes or until meat is tender. Serve, spooning sauce over chicken.
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