Okay, I am Dominican and these delicious Dominican chicharron de pollo are seriously the best chicken nuggets you will ever eat. My kids love them and every time I order from a Dominican restaurant, these Dominican chicken bites always make it in our take out menu.
Chicharron de pollo are basically spanish style chicken nuggets. But more flavorful and delicious, in my opinion anyways. It’s even better when you make it at home because you can control the amount of seasoning that you want to add.
Dominican chicharron de pollo are very easy to make and I usually serve them with tostones which are double fried green plantains. It’s a stable in any Dominican household.
What is chicharron de pollo?
Chicharron de pollo are basically crispy bone in chicken nuggets.
What is chicharron de pollo made of?
Chicharron de pollo are made of chicken thigh pieces with special marinate.
What makes these chicharrones de pollo so good is that I add sofrito! Which is a staple in the Dominican and Puertorican household.
So quickly this is my sofrito recipe which is pretty simple but adds so much flavor to any dish!
Okay so in a blender add fresh and pre-washed cilantro with stems and all, green and red bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic (I add about 10 to 20 garlic cloves), red onions, celery. You add as much as you’d like with each ingredient. Blend it up and that’s it. Add it to your meats, rice dishes, beans etc.
I hope you enjoy these delicious chicharron de pollo recipe and can soon enjoy it with your family.
Watch video of how to Make Chicharron de pollo
Dominican Chicharron de Pollo
- 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs and drumsticks I bought the already cut package with thighs and legs.
- 2 tsp salt or to your liking
- half tbsp garlic powder
- 3 tsp sofrito
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 to 3 cups all purpose flour enough to drench the chicken with
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- pinch of ground black pepper
- 1 tsp cumin powder
In two separate bowls
For the chicken
Season with salt, garlic powder, sofrito, and oregano. Mix well.
For the DRY ingredients
Mix together the salt, ground black pepper, cumin powder and garlic powder. Mix together
Add chicken one by one to the flour. Remove excess flour and set aside.
In a pan or skillet at medium high heat, add olive oil (or any frying oil) enough to fry the chicken bites
Once oil is hot, add chicken in batches. making sure the pan is not crowded.
Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. keep in mind that bigger chicken pieces will cook for a longer time.
Once chicken is fully cooked, remove from the oil and set it aside on a plate.
Continue this step until you have cooked all of the chicken
last add lime juice and enjoy
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