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Pollo Granadina - Chicken with Serrano Ham, Granada Style

This recipe for Pollo Granadina has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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This typical chicken dish from the province of Granada is very popular during the cold winter months and is typically served in bars and restaurants at lunch time. It is easy to prepare and is full of Spanish warmth.

Ingredients for Pollo Granadina

1 chicken, jointed or four chicken legs or chicken breasts
6 - 8 cloves garlic, peeled
200 grams diced Serrano ham
100ml sherry
50ml olive oil
salt and pepper to season

How to make Pollo Granadina

  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the whole cloves and fry until golden brown.
  • Remove the garlic, then add the chicken to the pan and fry until brown on all sides.
  • Add the diced ham, the sherry, the garlic and then season.
  • Cover and simmer for about 30 - 35 minutes until the chicken is tender.

An alternative way to cook, is at the final stage, place all the ingredients into a casserole dish and cook in the oven for 40 - 45 minutes.

Serve with fresh bread and tomatoes.

Serves 4

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