Braised Chicken in Spicy Fruit Sauce

Manchamanteles de Pollo

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Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

This was one of the first dishes I tasted that piqued my curiosity about food from other parts of Mexico, I was introduced to it in my high school years, when we were living in Agua Prieta and I would come home on weekends. Often we would have Sunday meals with my parents’ dear friends the Orozcos, who came from the distant and mysterious state of Chiapas. Through them I became partly acquainted with what was to me an exotic cuisine. The Orozcos fed us manchamanteles, which means “ta