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Shredded Chicken Arepa with Hogao Sauce

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 2
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Ingredients

For the chicken:

1
chicken breast with bone
4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth

For the hogao sauce:

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
3
scallions, chopped
1
cup peeled and chopped tomatoes
1
chopped garlic clove
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon ground annatto seed
Salt and pepper to taste

For the arepas:

1/2
cup masarepa (arepa flour)
1/2
cup warm water
2
tablespoons butter
Salt, to taste

Sides:

Chopped avocado, to serve
Fresh cilantro, to serve

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
536.1
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34.3g
53%
Saturated Fat
10.6g
53%
Cholesterol
86.2mg
29%
Sodium
4026.6mg
168%
Total Carbohydrate
31.5g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
4.6g
Protein
24.9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
5.80%
6%
Iron
12.80%
13%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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You can also use beef or shrimp for this recipe.

You can also grill your arepas.

Directions

  • 1 To prepare the chicken: Cook the chicken in the broth in a medium pot for 25 minutes or until it's tender. Use a fork or your hands to shred. Set aside.
  • 2 For the hogao sauce: Heat the vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • 3 Add the tomato and the garlic. Reduce the heat and cook for about 8 minutes.
  • 4 Add the cumin, annatto seed, salt and pepper. Cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  • 5 For the arepas: Combine the masarepa with the warm water, one tablespoon of butter and salt. Mix well. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  • 6 Knead with your hands for 3 minutes. Moisten your hands with water while working the dough.
  • 7 Create two balls with the dough. Place each ball in a plastic bag and flatten with a lid.
  • 8 Add butter to a nonstick pan at medium heat. Place the arepas on the pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, until they've browned.
  • 9 To serve: Place one arepa on a dish and top with chicken. Add sliced avocado and fresh cilantro. Serve and enjoy!

If there's anything I feel proud of, it's being Colombian. We Colombians are known for our love for our country, traditional dishes and culture. And even though I'm far away, I'm always looking for new ways to stay connected to my traditions. That's why I decided to honor my country with today's recipe and prepare an arepa with shredded chicken and hogao sauce. It's famous in my house! I've yet to meet a Colombian who doesn't know what an arepa or hogao is because we all grew up eating these Colombian staples. But if you're not Colombian, here's your opportunity to taste our culture and tradition in one delicious dish!

Rate and Comment

Erica Dinho Erica Dinho
September 24, 2015

If there's anything I feel proud of, it's being Colombian. We Colombians are known for our love for our country, traditional dishes and culture. And even though I'm far away, I'm always looking for new ways to stay connected to my traditions. That's why I decided to honor my country with today's recipe and prepare an arepa with shredded chicken and hogao sauce. It's famous in my house! I've yet to meet a Colombian who doesn't know what an arepa or hogao is because we all grew up eating these Colombian staples. But if you're not Colombian, here's your opportunity to taste our culture and tradition in one delicious dish!