Pollo Frito a la Criolla

Creole Fried Chicken

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

For Cubans and tourists alike, El Aljibe is a popular lunch or dinner destination in Havana. The large open-air restaurant has a casual, bustling atmosphere. The specialty of the house is chicken, and the recipe is a closely guarded family secret. One given is that the chicken is first marinated in a traditional mojo marinade. The next step in the recipe, however, is hotly debated by culinary detectives. Is the marinated chicken dusted with flour and deep-fried until crisp, or is it