Baked Chicken a la Pobre Recipe

This easy dish is inspired by the popular beef steak a la pobre.

This easy dish is inspired by the popular beef steak a la pobre, where you pan-fry the meat with lots of garlic. This version uses chicken and is baked in the oven instead of fried on the stovetop. Baking is generally a more hands-off cooking method and is much more fuss-free than pan-frying. You also marinate the chicken in the same dish you bake it in (and quite possibly the same dish you’ll serve it in) which saves you a bit more time, too!

Baked Chicken a la Pobre Recipe

Joey De Larrazabal-Blanco
This easy dish is inspired by the popular beef steak a la pobre.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4


Baked Chicken a la Pobre Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 kilo Chicken use chicken thighs
  • black pepper to taste
  • 5 cloves Garlic peeled and smashed slightly, plus 1 head garlic, cloves peeled and chopped finely


  • Mix soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and kecap manis in a bowl.
  • Arrange chicken in 1 layer in a baking dish. Pour sauce over. Season with pepper. Turn chicken to coat completely. Add smashed garlic around the dish. Marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • When ready, turn chicken skin side up. Bake in the oven until cooked through, about 40 to 45 minutes
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Fry chopped garlic until golden and toasted. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  • Sprinkle fried garlic over baked chicken. Serve with fried rice on the side.
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