Indulge in Delicious Yaroa: A Taste of Dominican Delight!

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Side View of a pate of Yaroa with mustard, mayonnaise and ketchup on top

Yaroa is one of the best Dominican street foods you will ever taste. This Dominican staple dish is made by topping crunchy French fries with beef, chicken, or pork, cheddar, mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup. This recipe uses ground chicken.

Typically, Yaroa is eaten after enjoying the local nightlife, but you can easily enjoy Yaroa at home for a weekend dinner. After all, it is a delicious filling meal that takes about 30 minutes to make. 

Plus, it's perfect for picky eaters and kids, since most children love French fries. 

So gather your ingredients and equipment and treat your family to a flavorful Dominicana meal.

You'll love this Yaroa recipe because it brings the vibrant flavors of Dominican street food right into your kitchen. It's a delightful combination of crispy French fries, savory ground chicken, and melted cheese, all topped with tangy ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard. Perfect for a quick and satisfying meal, this recipe is easy to make and sure to be a hit with the whole family, especially the kids!

  • Ground chicken: Provides the hearty and savory base for the dish.
  • Potatoes: Adds a starchy layer that complements the meat and toppings.
  • Plantains: Introduces a sweet and creamy element that balances the savory flavors.
  • Ketchup: Enhances the overall taste with a tangy sweetness.
  • Mayonnaise: Adds a creamy texture and richness to the dish.
  • Mustard: Provides a subtle tangy kick to balance the flavors.
  • Mozzarella cheese: Melts beautifully, creating a gooey and delicious topping.
  • Olive oil: Used for cooking and enhancing the flavor of the ingredients.
  • Salt: Essential for seasoning and bringing out the natural flavors.
  • Black pepper: Adds a hint of spiciness and depth to the dish.

Leftover Yaroa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To reheat, simply place it in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes until heated through. 

Alternatively, you can reheat it in the microwave on medium heat for a few minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on the cheese to avoid over-melting. Enjoy your delicious Dominican delight even the next day!

What is yaroa de carne?

Yaroa de Carne is a Dominican dish consisting of fries, ground beef, tomato sauce, cheese, mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup.

How to make yaroa de platano maduro?

Yaroa de Plantano Maduro is a Dominican dish consisting of mashed plantains, beef filling, cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup.

How many calories is a Yaroa?

There are 540 calories in each serving of Yaroa.

How many carbs is Yaroa?

 Each serving of Yaroa has 19 grams of carbs.

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
4 persons


For the chicken filling
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 1 small Red Onion, diced

  • 1 small Yellow Bell Pepper, diced

  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 lb. Ground Chicken

  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

  • 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar

  • 1 lb. French Fries

For assembly
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded

  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

  • 1/4 cup Ketchup

  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup Mustard


For the chicken filling

Preheat the oven to 400 °F.

pre-heating the oven

To a large skillet, add the olive oil and set it over medium-high heat.

Adding olive oil

Add the onions and bell peppers and cook them for 3-4 minutes until softened.

Sautéing onion & bell peppers

Add the garlic and cook it for 1 minute.

Sautéing the garlic

Add the ground chicken and cook it for 8-10 minutes, breaking it into smaller pieces until it is no longer pink.

Cooking the ground chicken

Add the tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, and cook it for 5-10 minutes until it is heated.

Adding sauce & seasonings

Add the French fries to a baking sheet lined with foil paper and spread them into an even layer.

Preparing French fries

Bake the French fries for 10 minutes, then turn them over and bake them for an additional 10 minutes until the French fries are crispy and golden brown.

Cooking French fries
For assembly:

In a plate, spoon the ground chicken mixture over the fries topping it with both types of cheese.

Prepare French fries and ground chicken mixture

Top with the ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard before serving.

Serving the Yaroa
Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon