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Majadito Batido de Pollo (Bolivian Chicken and Rice)

Majadito batido de pollo (Bolivian chicken and rice)

Majadito is a delicious chicken and rice dish. Serve it with a fried egg and some plantains.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bolivian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 453kcal
Author Lizet Bowen


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 medium green pepper diced
  • 2 chopped celery stalks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley o 3 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 1 skinless boneless chicken breast, cut in bite-size
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 8 cups chicken broth or water


  • In a big pot, add oil and saute onions, garlic, green pepper, celery, oregano and parsley, for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken, cook for 3 minutes and then add the tomatoes. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth or water to the pot, wait until is boiling and add the rice, salt, pepper, cumin and tomato paste. Cook in low heat, stirring every 2 or 3 minutes. It takes about 25 to 30 minutes for the rice to be done. It needs to be a little bit soupy.


Serve with fried eggs and fried plantains.


Calories: 453kcal