Chicken Casserole by Jorge Vallejo

 
Chicken Casserole by Jorge Vallejo

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins Ι Active: 30 mins

Nutritional Value / Person:

Calories: 435 kcal
Fat: 32g
Carbohydrates: 23g
Protein: 17g

  • Gluten Free

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Chicken Casserole by Jorge Vallejo

 

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins Ι Active: 30 mins

Nutritional Value / Person: 

Calories: 435 kcal
Fat: 32g
Carbohydrates: 23g
Protein: 17g

Chicken Casserole by Jorge Vallejo

Jorge Vallejo is one of the upcoming stars of the Mexican culinary scene. He is deeply invested in the preservation of local produce, authentic techniques and culinary customs of small Latin American communities. He therefore devoted himself to uphold his national cuisine and elevate it to the highest cuisine level and convince the world of its uniqueness in taste. This drive and dedication has allowed him many awards, plenty of recognition and his restaurant Quintonil has been listed as one of the 50 best restaurants in the world for three years in a row. 

For Jorge, chicken dishes like this chicken casserole are a symbol of his childhood that remind him of the precious time with his family. He truly epitomizes the feeling of home in his simple yet stunning dish and with this easy recipe you can do the same! Enjoy a delicious Pollo a la Cazuela or a chicken casserole and relive your childhood. 

(If you should struggle with obtainig some ingredients then do not worry, as they are exchangable with ingredients from other regions. But it will take away from the Mexican authenticity.)

Jorge Vallejo

Jorge Vallejo

Nationality: Mexican
Profession: Chef and Restaurateur   
Favorite Dish: Roasted eggplant with black garlic mojo, macadamia nuts, purple basil and “hoja santa” sauce
Awards: Chef of the Year GQ Hombres del Año awards and got the Premio Millesime México al Mejor Restaurante and more.

Total Time

2 hours 30 minutes

Active Time

30 minutes

Yield

4 portions

Calories / Portion

435 kcal

Ingredients
  • Whole organic chicken
  • 500g purslane
  • 25g cilantro
  • 20g epazote
  • 20g hoja santa
  • ½ white onion
  • 300g fingerling potatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 100g butter
  • Olive oil
  • a little salt
How To
  • 1
    Step 1
    Put a pot on a medium heat and add butter and then after olive oil. Add the chicken to seal it (sear all sides) and then put it aside.
  • 2
    Step 2
    Thinly slice the onion and then add butter and sauté. Add crushed garlic and herbs. Once onion is golden lower the heat and put the chicken back in the pot.
  • 3
    Step 3
    Bathe the chicken with cooking liquid and cover the pot, keep it at a low heat and let it simmer.
  • 4
    Step 4
    Boil potatoes in salted water until they are al dente.
  • 5
    Step 5
    Once the chicken is half cooked season it with some salt (around 1hour)
  • 6
    Step 6
    Add the potatoes and purslane and return the pot to cook.
  • 7
    Step 7
    Once all is cooked (after around 2hours), portion the chicken, and serve it. Enjoy!

Home Cooking with Jorge Vallejo

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