We’ve put together this post just for you for any Juan Pollo Potato Salad enthusiasts!
Our very own Chef Johnny has created a recipe for a Southern dish that is perfect in the summertime — it’s light, refreshing, and will fill you up after those long days at work.
We’ll walk you through how to make this dish from start to finish so that you’re well on your way to enjoying some tasty dishes.
What is Juan Pollo Potato Salad?
Juan Pollo is a traditional dish from the Dominican Republic, and it’s made from a simple potato salad. The most prominent ingredient in this dish is shredded pork, giving its unique flavor.
How to make Juan Pollo Potato Salad
- 2 lbs potatoes, diced
- 1/2 bag coleslaw mix (here’s a link to the mix we used )
- 1 lb shredded pork
- 8 oz cottage cheese
- 2 eggs, hard-boiled, chopped (used one)
- 4 tbsp cornmeal
4 tbsp breadcrumbs for coating (we used ketchup)
1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until soft.
2. Run the mixture into a potato ricer to make it smoother and more fluffy.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the eggs, and stir until well mixed.
4. Add in the eggs and stir to combine.
5. Place on a baking sheet and place under the broiler until golden brown on top. This may need to be done in multiple batches, depending on how many people you serve.
6. Serve immediately!
How much is a tray of potato salad at Juan Pollo?
Our pricing is listed on the menu page of our website and depends on whether the potato salad is made with chicken or is vegetarian.
The chicken potato salad is $14 for a tray that serves 5 people or $18 for an 8. The vegetarian trays are $13 and $17, respectively.
How long does Juan Pollo Potato Salad last?
The shelf life of any refrigerated food item greatly depends on the temperature, humidity, and amount of light present in your refrigerator.
We recommend you store Juan Pollo Potato Salad in a refrigerator at the very minimum of 36 degrees Fahrenheit — this temperature allows your food to be adequately stored and kept intact.
Is Juan Pollo Potato Salad healthy?
Just like any dish, Juan Pollo Potato Salad can only be considered healthy if you make the right adjustments to your ingredients.
Use whatever you have available in your area, like onions, mushrooms, peppers, and garlic. Our top-selling ingredients (at Juan Pollo) are blackened tomatoes and smoked paprika.
Is Juan Pollo gluten-free?
Juan Pollo Potato Salad is gluten-free, but it’s always best to double-check when ordering at Juan Pollo to ensure your dish doesn’t contain any.
What’s the difference between Juan Pollo and Cilantro rice?
Juan Pollo is simply a Dominican-style potato salad that you may be familiar with if you’ve lived in the Dominican Republic for a lengthy amount of time.
It’s easily recognizable by its yellow color and distinct taste. Juan Pollo’s fair share of ground pork and onion is a staple in the Dominican Republic, which is what makes Juan Pollo so unique. You may also see Juan Pollo referred to as Juan Pollo Rice.
What are some of the Dominican cuisine’s other main dishes?
The most common foods you’ll find in the Dominican Republic are rice, beans, plantains, and breadfruit. The most well-known dish in the Dominican Republic is rice and beans, commonly referred to as the “Dominican rice.
How many calories are in Juan Pollo chicken?
Our chicken comes in various serving sizes, so you’ll find that the calories vary depending on the size and number of people present at Juan Pollo.
We consider our small chicken plate to be a serving for 1 person, which contains the number of calories listed below:
The above list includes all lettuce and onions, not included with other Juan Pollo chicken plates. We suggest choosing from our list of side dishes when ordering because they add additional flavor to your meal.
Does Pollo Loco use oil?
Our mashed potatoes are made with the highest quality ingredients, one of which is oil. We use a small amount of fat in our potato salad to give it a creamy, smooth texture that people crave.
Great 4 Amazing Freezing Ideas of Juan Pollo Potato Salad
1. Oreo Cookies:
A favorite among Juan Pollo lovers, we recommend freezing these cookies in a sealed container and then popping them out and cold-serving them with our potato salad.
2. Sliced Bread:
Also commonly known as “ice cream on bread,” another delicious way to enjoy Juan Pollo Potato Salad.
Top your potato salad with the slices of bread, add some cheese for a fun twist, and layer in between two pieces of wax paper for easy access to toppings.
By adding some asparagus to your post-meal Juan Pollo Potato Salad, you’ll add a nice flavor and texture to your dish. Just place the asparagus on top of the salad after you’ve put it in the refrigerator.
4. Fruit Slices:
Fruit is a classic topping for potato salad, but it’s also great for preparing ahead of time if you have limited refrigerator space during the summer months.
Health Benefits of Juan Pollo Potato Salad
This dish has a plethora of health benefits, including the following:
White potatoes are packed with potassium, which helps you maintain normal blood pressure and prevents your muscles from stiffening.
This dish is rich in Vitamin B1 and Vitamin C, which help your body break down carbohydrates.
Iron is one of the most important minerals for proper red blood cell formation that boosts your energy levels throughout the day.
Garlic is another popular ingredient containing acetyl propionyl and deoxypegan, which helps shrink blood vessels and prevent blood clots.
Overall, Juan Pollo is a great place to explore Dominican cuisine in San Antonio. We recommend you try all of our meals, but the potato salad is a fan favorite. Thanks for reading our Juan Pollo Potato Salad recipe, and we hope you love it as much as we do!