Pontevedra-Style Spanish Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Pontevedra-Style Spanish Chicken Recipe

Pontevedra-Style Spanish Chicken

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"My grandparents came from Pontevedra, Spain in 1920 through Ellis Island and brought this recipe with them. I grew up eating this dish and my children just love it. Of course, they never measured anything, so the measurements are just an estimate."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the chicken pieces in a roasting pan skin-side down. Pour the olive oil and melted butter over the chicken. Sprinkle the pieces with minced roasted garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Roast in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces skin-side up and roast until the chicken is done and the skin is crispy, about 25 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the meat should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  4. Serve the chicken pieces with the sauce on the side for dipping.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the olive oil and butter. The actual amount consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 01, 2012

We enjoyed with recipe, but I cut way back on the Oil and Butter (more like 3/4 c oil and 1/4 of butter)and the cook time indicated in the recipe would have been way too long and would have resulted in very dry chicken. I would suggest no more than 35-45 minutes total depending upon your oven and the size of your chicken pieces. the flavors were very good and we will make this again. I did this recipe as a part of the Western Region's Faceless Frenzy July 2012.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 29, 2014

I expected more flavor from this dish after reading the reviews, but was disappointed. I did need so much oil for dipping.


7 Ratings

Mar 11, 2014

This is so tasty and very simple! Love the Spanish flavor!

Nov 21, 2013

bset cihckn evr.

Feb 22, 2013

really exceptional taste and so easy.

Jun 02, 2015

I wouldn't change a thing. When I cooked it, it was amazing. The taste from the chicken was extremely delicious! If you want something to cook, this would be the one !

Mar 23, 2015

Well I did it my way and this is what I found. Best to make sure your Paprika is as fresh as possible. At the end I did not like all the oil at the top of my measuring cup so discarded most of it. Then used a immersion blender to make an emulsion along with some Lemon Juice for acid.


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  • Calories
  • 1042 kcal
  • 52%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 154 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 97.4 g
  • 150%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 38.4 g
  • 77%
  • Sodium
  • 288 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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