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First things first, pollo a la Mexicana or anything titled "a la Mexicana" for that matter, is usually inferring to the combination of onion, tomato and serrano peppers (or jalapeños). There a multiple ways to make pollo a la Mexicana. I myself have at least 3 different takes on this recipe. It really just depends on what I have in the fridge and pantry on any given day.

Today, I only had 2 chicken breast (if you shop at Costco you know how this happened), 2 serrano peppers, a roma tomato, about 1/4 cup of diced onion and some cilantro. I suppose I could have made pico de gallo but I needed a full meal out of these ingredients. Thanks to a can of tomato sauce and bouillon in the pantry, pollo a la Mexicana was the route to take. Here's what you'll need.


2 chicken breast cubed

1 roma tomato diced

1-2 serrano peppers sliced (omit if needed)

1/4 onion diced

1 8oz can tomato sauce - I only used half but more sauce adds more color

1/4 cup water

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp chicken bouillon

1 tsp oregano

garlic salt


cilantro (just pinch off about a handful)

queso fresco - optional



  1. In a large skillet, add olive oil over medium high heat.

  2. Season cubed chicken with garlic salt, pepper and oregano and add to the pan. Cook until no longer pink.

  3. Add onions, sauté for a minute, followed by peppers, tomato and cilantro. Combine well and sauté for about 2 minutes, until onions become slightly translucent. If you don't do spicy food, omit the peppers or reduce quantity. I slice mine in rounds for the kids to pick out if it's too spicy for them.

  4. Add about half can of tomato sauce followed by at least a 1/4 cup of water and bouillon. Mix well and bring to a low boil. At this point taste for salt, adjust any seasoning needs, reduce heat, cover and cook for about 15 minutes. Serve as is or with rice, beans or both. Top with queso fresco and done. *I like this dish on the watery side to pour salsa/sauce over my beans. If you like queso fresco, add a few cubes before covering and you'll get little bites of gooey cheese. I did that but didn't capture the addition.

I paired with beans for added fiber and carbs for glutes day. If you're tracking macros remember to add all ingredients together and divide by total servings or consider using a food scale like this one linked here.


Xx Dee


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