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Receta de Pollo al Ajillo con Jamón Serrano - Garlic Chicken with Serrano Ham Recipe

La Tienda Kitchens

  • 40 minutes
  • 4 servings
Garlic Chicken with Serrano Ham Recipe
Garlic chicken was a favorite dish when we lived in El Puerto de Santa María in Andalucía. The browned chicken has a delicious garlic flavor and the jamón adds a salty ham accent. Don’t forget the Pimentón de la Vera smoked paprika, it makes the dish. This recipe calls for a whole chicken, but you can amend it to use just thighs, breasts or wings.
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Divide the chicken into small pieces, splitting the thighs and breasts. Discard any trimmings like wing tips. Sprinkle with salt and set aside.


In a casserole dish, preferably a cazuela, heat 3 tablespoons of oil and sauté the garlic until golden. Remove and reserve.


Fry the chicken in hot oil until well browned and almost done, about 15 minutes.


Add the jamón, sherry, bay leaf, parsley, reserved garlic and a dash of paprika. Squash the garlic lightly to release the flavor. Add the chicken broth and cover for about 10 minutes.


Serve the chicken with some of the olive oil sauce along with quality bread.

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August 2018

Rated 5 Stars

Adding this to my chicken recipe rotation as this dish is super flavorful and perfect for entertaining.

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