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Puerto Rican Chicken Chicharrones

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
lbs chicken leg quarters (4-5 leg quarters)
3
garlic cloves, crushed
1
tablespoon white vinegar
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon ground oregano
1/2
teaspoon seasoning with achiote, optional
Salt and ground pepper to taste
Oil for frying

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can use boneless chicken if you like. You can also leave the pieces whole.

Visiting the restaurants in the center of the island is a culinary delight. You can find restaurants that specialize in the famous dish lechón asado and others that serve mofongo filled with fried beef or chicken chicharron with tostones and salad. I love traveling through the center and stopping in different restaurants that can be found along the road. My husband and I have discovered many of them.

Directions

  • 1 Cut the pieces of chicken in half and remove any fat it may have, but try not to remove the skin. Rinse the pieces of chicken and be sure there are no slivers of bone left.
  • 2 Mix all of the remaining ingredients, except the oil for frying, and pour onto the chicken. Place the chicken in a plastic bag or sealed container and let marinate for approximately 1 hour.
  • 3 You'll need a large saucepan or an electric fryer.
  • 4 Heat the oil over medium heat and fry the chicken in small batches to prevent them from sticking to each other. Fry on both sides and use paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Keep warm until they’ve all been fried. Serve with tostones or white rice with stewed beans.

Visiting the restaurants in the center of the island is a culinary delight. You can find restaurants that specialize in the famous dish lechón asado and others that serve mofongo filled with fried beef or chicken chicharron with tostones and salad. I love traveling through the center and stopping in different restaurants that can be found along the road. My husband and I have discovered many of them.

Rate and Comment

Jeannette Quinones Jeannette Quinones
September 24, 2015

Visiting the restaurants in the center of the island is a culinary delight. You can find restaurants that specialize in the famous dish lechón asado and others that serve mofongo filled with fried beef or chicken chicharron with tostones and salad. I love traveling through the center and stopping in different restaurants that can be found along the road. My husband and I have discovered many of them.