Filipino Chicken Pork and Vegetable Stew

    1 hour 10 min

    Also known as pochero. This dish is packed full of flavours and textures. It's made with plantain, potatoes, chicken, chorizo, tomatoes, cabbage and chickpeas. Serve with freshly cooked rice.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 plantains, peeled and quartered
    • 2 small potatoes, quartered
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1.8kg chicken legs, thighs and wings
    • 225g whole chorizo sausage, cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • water to cover
    • 2 tomatoes, diced
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained
    • 1 small head cabbage, chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; fry the plantains and potatoes in the hot oil until crisp on the outside, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the pot and set aside, keeping the oil in the pot.
    2. Cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the chicken and chorizo; season with salt and pepper. Cover the pot and cook for 5 minutes.
    3. Pour enough water over the chicken to cover completely; bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, cover and cook another 10 minutes. Stir the plantains, potatoes, chickpeas and cabbage into the mixture. Cook covered until the cabbage is wilted and everything is hot, about 5 minutes more. Serve hot.


    Plantains can be purchased at Carribean, Indian or South Asian speciality stores.

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    This was a special meal growing up. My mom would usually add chunks of boneless pork ribs stewed up with the chicken until soft. Hmmm....delicious!  -  09 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely delicious!!! Not being a major meat eater I used less chicken; bad move! I totally should have used the 4lbs - and I should have doubled the amount of chorizo as well.  -  06 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Chicken was nice and tender. I expected the plantain to taste sweeter. It taste like potato.  -  10 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)