Arroz con Pollo is a traditional Cuban dish made with chicken and yellow rice. Like many Cuban dishes, it’s not fancy but it is hearty, soul-satisfying comfort food. This arroz con pollo recipe isn’t difficult to make. And the ingredients are easy enough to find. It does take time and patience, but in the end, you will be rewarded with a big pot of delicious chicken and rice.
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Browse through a collection of Cuban food recipes all in one place! From traditional favorites like Cuban roast pork and fricase de pollo to hearty soups, like ajiaco and sopa de pollo there’s something that’s sure to please. So take a look around and find your new favorite dish, Cuban-style!
This Cuban style split pea soup, or potaje de chicharos in Spanish, is a thick soup that’s loaded with vegetables and smoked pork. In this recipe, yellow split peas are cooked with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, potatoes and smoked ham shanks to make a delicious, filling and affordable meal your family will love.
Chicken Fricassee is the ultimate in Cuban comfort food. In Spanish it’s called Fricase de Pollo, and it’s dark meat chicken braised in a flavorful tomato sauce until it is fall-off-the-bone. Tender potatoes and salty olives finish this dish beautifully. Serve the chicken fricassee on generous bed of white rice for a filling, delicious, meal.
Pollo en salsa is chicken in tomato sauce with a Latin flair. This pollo en salsa recipe is easy to make. We use skinless, boneless chicken thighs because they stay juicy and flavorful, but cook up quick. The tomato sauce is seasoned with herbs and spices and gets an extra flavor kick from chorizo.
Saucy and a little bit spicy, camarones enchilados is a Cuban dish similar to a shrimp creole. Camarones enchilados translates roughly to spicy shrimp. The sauce comes together quickly and you can make it as hot as you like, just add more or less hot sauce. This exotic dish is really easy to make, and will spice up your weeknight dinner.
When you think Cuban food, beans are usually on the menu. In Spanish this dish is called frijoles colorados, and they’re a staple in Cuban cuisine. The beans are made with simple ingredients including herbs, spices and pork. The pork used is typically an inexpensive cut. Smoked ham hocks or shanks, sausage, or a leftover, meaty ham bone are all good options. Cuban style red beans are traditionally served with white rice as a side dish, or as a stand-alone soup.