Puebla Style Chicken Stew- Tinga de pollo

Puebla Style Chicken Stew- Tinga de pollo

One of my earliest posts featured Tinga Poblana, a shredded beef dish emblematic of the Mexican state of Puebla.  A more contemporary version, made with chicken, has become as popular as the traditional; while mostly preserving the seasonings of the beef rendition, since chicken breasts cook fast, preparation time is reduced significantly without sacrificing any of the rich flavour ... click on title for more

Slow Cooker Chicken in Annatto Sauce

Slow Cooker Chicken in Annatto Sauce

Achiote (annatto) is a traditional flavouring for many dishes from the Yucatan peninsula.  In addition to cochinita pibil (pork), tikinxic (fish) and pibipollo (large chicken tamale), chicken is also cooked in annatto sauce, traditionally wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in an underground oven (pib), aptly called pollo pibil.  Modern versions of  this dish are prepared on the stove, or as in this case, without the banana leaves, in a slow cooker ... click on title for more

Mixiote Packets with Herbed Sauce

Mixiote Packets with Herbed Sauce

Mixiote is the name of the film that is peeled off full-grown agave leaves (maguey), used to wrap food for steaming. Peeling mixiotes damages the plant, and in many cases, causes its death, so nowadays the traditional dish wrapped in actual maguey film is mostly found locally; conscious cooks elsewhere, use only eco-certified mixiotes, or substitute with parchment paper altogether, but the dish is still called mixiote ... click on title for more

Chicken Alambres

Chicken Alambres

For those days when the weather is inclement or time is pressing, it is very convenient to prepare this chicken recipe, a version of the classic beef skewer from my last post, called alambre – wire, from the shape of the metal skewer. Chicken alambres kept the name, although they are cooked indoors and without the “wire” … click on title for more