Chicken Kaldereta (Caldereta De Pollo)

The kaldereta or caldereta recipe usually goes for beef or goat meat and sometimes wild duck. Rarely will you see chicken cooked as calderata maybe because of the popularity of goat or beef caldereta. Anyway you can try this recipe to make something different on your table.


1 big chicken, cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic
2 medium onions, chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup liver spread
1 small can red pimento, sliced
1/2 cup olives

For marinade:
3/4 cup native vinegar
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt

How to cook chicken kaldereta:

  • Combine chicken and marinade and stand 2 hours or overnight.
  • Drain chicken pieces and fry in olive oil. Set aside. In the remaining oil sauté the garlic and onions.
  • Add tomato sauce and liver spread. Simmer for about 15 minutes, return chicken and cook till tender.
  • Add red pimientos and olives. Season with salt and pepper. Makes 6 portions.

Chicken Caldereta