Pollo Saltado using Alexia Rosemary Fries Recipe

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The first time I tasted Peruvian food was a few years ago when we first moved to Florida. Though I was Latina and had tasted many different Latino foods, I had never had any Peruvian foods – my circle of friends consisted of Dominicans and Puerto Ricans. I grew up in a predominately Puerto Rican/Dominican borough in New York. Ask me about mangú, pernil, or empandas and I was your girl. The first time I tasted Pollo(chicken) Saltado(stir-fry) – I was in love! The combination of french fries and chicken in a delicious sauce, just sounded amazing. I knew using the Alexia Rosemary french fries would give it a delicious blend of flavors. It is the perfect dish for your next get-together.

I’ve tried all the different Alexia products and love that they use all natural ingredients. I love the combination of flavors that they offer – Rosemary fries with sea salt, Chipotle seasoned spicy sweet potato fries, and crispy onion rings are just some of the products they offer. The whole family will enjoy the wholesome flavors.

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Pollo Saltado has a wonderful combination of spices and veggies plus crispy french fries. It is usually served with white rice. It is a great recipe to make for dinner parties or even weekday meals. The meal is done pretty quickly since everything is made in one pan. If you want to do it during the work week, I suggest cutting all the veggies the night before and marinating the chicken.

To create this recipe, I used a wok. It makes sauteing the chicken and veggies so much easier since you are tossing and turning often. I made my rice while cooking the Saltado so they were both ready at the same time. Let’s get to the recipe…

Ingredients:

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Marinade for chicken:

  • 2-3 chicken breast (cut into strips)
  • 2 TBSP of honey
  • 2 TBSP of vinegar
  • 2 TBSP of soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP of Poultry Seasoning
  • 2 TBSP of fresh green chile peppers (diced)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 TSP of cumin
  • 1 TSP of Paprika
  • 1 TSP of black pepper
  • 1 TSP of salt

Remaining ingredients:

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  • 1 whole red bell pepper (cut into strips)
  • 1/2 red onion (cut into strips)
  • 1 whole tomato (cut into chunky pieces)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups french fries
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cilantro leaves for garnish

Directions:

    1. Combine all of the ingredients listed in the marinade for chicken. I usually let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours so all the flavors can really mix well together.

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2. Cook your french fries as directed on the package and set aside.

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3. Heat about 2 TBSP of oil in a pan/wok of medium heat. Once the oil is nice and hot add the chicken with marinade and quickly stir fry until heated through (and no longer pink in the middle). Remove the chicken once done. (Discard any remaining juices/marinade).

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4. Heat another TBSP of oil in the wok and saute the garlic, onions, and red bell peppers. Once they have soften add the tomatoes.

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5. Add the chicken back into the wok with the veggies. Mix it around until it is coated. (If desired add additional soy sauce and vinegar to have a little bit more sauce)

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6. Add the Alexia Rosemary french fries and mix well.

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7. Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired.

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Traditionally, Lomo Saltado is the typical dish that is made in Peru. Instead of chicken they use beef. Many people have made their own twist on saltado by using chicken or even shrimps. Just make the saltado with your own twist. I like using honey when I cook as much as possible. I think it gives it a slightly sweet taste which balances the sour taste of the soy sauce. We buy our honey from the local farmers market. Pollo Saltado is definitely a dish that won’t disappoint!

Alexia products can be found in Walmart stores in the frozen food sections, usually in the potatoes aisle.

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Do you have a favorite Peruvian dish? I would love to know your favorite recipe!

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41 Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    May 26, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    That sounds awesome. I totally want to make this for my family because I think they would love it.

  2. kendall
    May 26, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    Ooh, that looks so delicious! Now my stomach is starting to rumble!

  3. May 26, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    That’s such a cool recipe! I’d love to use some of those fries like that. I bet they add such a nice texture to the mix.

  4. Shauna
    May 26, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    Wow, I would never have come up with this recipe, but love it. Thanks so much for the idea. I will have to try it out 🙂

  5. Ann Bacciaglia
    May 26, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    This looks so delicious. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend. I am sure my family will love it.

  6. May 26, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    I have never tried a dish like this before. It looks really good. I will have to try this recipe.

  7. Bonnie @ wemake7
    May 26, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    That looks really good! I love how you wrote the ingrediants on your picture like that. Looks cool!

  8. May 27, 2015 / 12:17 am

    What a unique and tasty diner idea. I will need to try this one.

  9. Rebecca Swenor
    May 27, 2015 / 3:27 am

    I have never heard of Alexia products before but they sounds amazing. The rosemary french fries sound delicious and I would love to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Dogvills
    May 27, 2015 / 5:54 am

    This is just amazing. I would have never thought of adding fries in a dish like this

  11. May 27, 2015 / 7:17 am

    That looks really good and I might just have to try for dinner this week! We love Alexia so I know my girls would love this recipe!
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  12. May 27, 2015 / 7:57 am

    Oh yum, that sounds and looks amazing! I’ve been wanting to try new things, like a new to us dish every week, we might try this!
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  13. michele d
    May 27, 2015 / 9:08 am

    Looks delicious! I love their Fries! I purchase that brand often.

  14. May 27, 2015 / 9:44 am

    Yum! This looks so good! I could most definitely make this for my fam. My husband would love this! Looks yummy!

  15. Fi Ni Neachtain
    May 27, 2015 / 11:09 am

    We always have chicken dishes in our house so I’m always looking for new things to try with it. This dish looks so delicious and healthy too.

  16. May 27, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    Looks good! Adding the drys adds some great texture. Kids would love it.

  17. May 28, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    This looks like the perfect dish for my family! We often do a stir-fry, but I’ve never used honey in the recipe – I like the idea of balancing out the soy sauce. And adding the Alexia fries just sounds amazing!. Thanks for sharing! #client
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  18. CourtneyLynne
    May 29, 2015 / 12:03 am

    omg I’m always looking for new chicken recipes! Chicken is the only neutral food in this household! Will have to try this out!

  19. June 1, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    I love this brand of french fries! Especially the sweet potato fries! Looks like a delicious recipe, will have to try it!

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