Cazuela (chilean Meat Casserole) Recipe

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Cazuela (Chilean Meat Casserole)

Jackie Brink


"Cazuela" is the Spanish word for casserole, and cazuelas of
every description are found in every Spanish-speaking country.
Only in Chile has one attained the status of national dish. It is
a simple dish made with simple ingredients: a light broth with
meat (usually chicken or beef), some potatoes, and pumpkin
or winter squash, and during the summer months, corn on the
cob are the main - and often the only - ingredients. Other
vegetables such as carrots, celery, cabbage, and green beans
are often included, and noodles and rice are frequent additions.

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4 to 6
Stove Top


4-6 c
chicken stock
chicken drumsticks or thighs
butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces
4-6 medium
medium potatoes, peeled
carrots, cut into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces (optional)
ribs celery, cut into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces (optional)
ears corn on the cob, cut into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces (optional)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
cooked white rice for garnish (optional)
chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)
hot sauce for garnish


1Combine the stock, chicken, and vegetables in a large pot or
Dutch oven and bring to a boil over high heat.
2Reduce the heat
and simmer covered until the chicken is cooked through and
the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Serve in shallow
soup bowls garnished with rice and parsley or cilantro if desired.
Serve with hot sauce.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Latin American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan