Pontevedra-Style Spanish Chicken

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."


1 h 25 m servings 1042 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1042 kcal
  • 52%
  • Fat:
  • 97.4 g
  • 150%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 38.4 g
  • 77%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 154 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 288 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


  • 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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  1. 7 Ratings


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 resu...

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

bset cihckn evr.

really exceptional taste and so easy.

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 !

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 ...

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