Chef Manolo’s Recipe Book-“Pollo de la nona”-Grandma’s chicken


Pollo de la nona, “Grandma’s Chicken”

Makes four servings


1lb boneless chicken

1 cup lentils

2 cups peel whole tomatoes

1 small onion

2 bay leaves

3 garlic clove

3 teaspoon olive oil

8 oz bacon

1 bunch cilantro

2 whole tomato (diced)


Dice the bacon and place in a hot sauce pan, after 3 min add garlic, cilantro, onion and sauted for 5 more minutes, remove from heat. Once it cools, blend and strain, then save.

Place the 2 cups of lentils into 5 cups of cold water, so they could cook evenly and in less time. Make sure not to overcook them, when they start to get tender add the mix that we reserved previous. Let it come to a boil for 5 min. Then add salt and black pepper.

After the chicken is washed, add salt and black pepper. Add 3 tsp of olive oil. A.low it to get hot. At this point, dump the bay leaves and then grilled the chicken into the pan for about 5 min on each side. When it appears done topped with the lentil sauce.