Binging with Babish: Pollo a la Plancha from Moonlight

  • Added:  2 months ago
  • Chiron is prepared a Cuban classic in the movie I don't really want to make fun of here in the description: Moonlight. Simple ingredients prepared simply often yield stunning results - will the chef's special rise to the occasion?

    Special thanks to my buddy Steve for letting me use his gorgeous new kitchen!

    Music: "See" by Tycho

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  • Runtime: 4:15
  • Tags for this video:  moonlight  chiron  la la land  pollo  pollo a la plancha  arroz con pollo  cuban rice  cuban black beans  black beans  bacon  sofrito  chicken  marinade  plancha  diner  cuban  uhd  4k  ultra hd  2160p  

Comments: 793

  • Mr. Bohimia
    Mr. Bohimia 1 day ago

    No not moonlight it's called gay black dudes

  • Harry Blum
    Harry Blum 1 day ago

    what does patriarch mean tho

  • Jorge Enrique Diaz Castelan

    ahm... cubans from this days don't know what a chicken is

  • mark04fun
    mark04fun 3 days ago

    PLs do the chocolate croissants from It's Complicated

  • Alexander Dimalibot

    do something from shokugeki no soma

  • william milam
    william milam 4 days ago

    I'll say this I made a all greens sofrito for Spanish class and god was it the most pungent thing ever.

  • Simon Bloch
    Simon Bloch 5 days ago

    Just made this for my mom--what an incredible meal. Thank you so much for this recipe. Moonlight is one of my favorite films, and this scene in particular moved me so much! It was wild getting to cook and eat it for someone I care about, and yes those beans are insanely dope.

  • Angela Zhang
    Angela Zhang 6 days ago

    Ever since I discovered you, I unsubbed feast of fiction. They were just too cringey

  • Юрий Ёжикович

    Those beans man! Those beans. World-changing experience. Hit them with some fish sauce near the end for extra salt and umami kick - worth a try. Next time will try with small white beans, red peppers (probably better to loose the skins for better presentation/texture) and nduja combo.

  • Landy R. Shambles
    Landy R. Shambles 6 days ago

    damnit, this show makes me want to start getting into cooking.

  • Jay Denton
    Jay Denton 7 days ago

    We made this tonight, and it's seriously amazing. Question on the beans, though: how did you get them fully cooked in 30 minutes? Ours are going on an hour with still no sign of being done. We soaked them 12+ hours. We finally added another cup of water and put the lid on, but they're still crumbly. Any idea what went wrong?

  • Quinn Kelly
    Quinn Kelly 7 days ago

    For some reason, my happiness in life directly correlates with the number of these videos I watch. Please produce another asap!

  • ᴀǫᴜᴀᴛɪᴄ • ᴅøᴛ

    I'm gonna try making this tonight.
    Wish me luck.

  • Jayzee Calingasan
    Jayzee Calingasan 9 days ago


  • Travis Long
    Travis Long 9 days ago

    Why do you take the bacon from the saucepan before adding the onions and peppers?

  • Emma Jensen
    Emma Jensen 9 days ago

    I'm making this tonight! Will update with results.

  • Liza in the library

    Any food from Harry Potter please

  • Adam G. Manning
    Adam G. Manning 10 days ago

    More Tycho, please.

  • Alfie Swan
    Alfie Swan 11 days ago

    that reference to the Oscars 😂

  • Erik Iversen
    Erik Iversen 12 days ago

    angels envy?!

  • Solei Alcaide
    Solei Alcaide 12 days ago

    It feels so weird having my home state mentioned literally anywhere, happy he got to know the most uninteresting state in the country lmao

  • Gabe Payne
    Gabe Payne 12 days ago

    Tycho. Legit, baby. Oh, great recipe too.

  • Francesca M.
    Francesca M. 13 days ago

    I love the Austin Powers for the (sensual) massage

  • Dr.Fail
    Dr.Fail 13 days ago

    megabeef bowl from persona!

  • PBBoogie99
    PBBoogie99 13 days ago

    I thought sofrito had tomato. Peppers, onions, and garlic is called the trinity.

  • Braden Nauman
    Braden Nauman 16 days ago

    Loving the Tycho lately 🤘

  • nüff müff
    nüff müff 16 days ago

    damn u got some big onions in the US

  • DJ TV
    DJ TV 16 days ago

    he need his self a resturant because what hes makin is bombbbbbb

  • Ajay Vishwanaath
    Ajay Vishwanaath 16 days ago

    Great dish from a fantastic movie

  • Dylan Wormuth
    Dylan Wormuth 16 days ago

    As a person with a soy allergy, what would be a good substitute for the black beans? I'd love to make this, but sadly cannot.

  • lordofduct
    lordofduct 16 days ago

    Just watched your Cubano episode. Now followed by Pollo a la Plancha.

    Yay, more south florida representation! The food down here is honestly one of the most endearing parts of living here.

  • Daisy M.
    Daisy M. 17 days ago

    I'm Cuban and honestly, we sometimes do eat our black beans for breakfast lol

  • Daniela Yalica
    Daniela Yalica 17 days ago

    I'm addicted to this channel, literally
    good job !

  • Ostkreutz Rox
    Ostkreutz Rox 17 days ago

    I just made this and finished my first plate, it's awesome and that although I don't like beans or chicken. So why even bother trying?
    Well you don't really wake up and just know what your favourite food is before you tried it. My expectations were a little low, but even if they were high, this dish would have delivered. The smell in my kitchen while I was cooking really was amazing. I don't know where this dish's origins are but that smell took me back to vacations from a long time ago.
     Plus the good thing is that this dish isn't rocket science, so go ahead, try. Even if chicken and beans aren't your favourite.

    P.S. When the hell will I learn how to get the right amount of rice?

  • Alyssa Rosario
    Alyssa Rosario 17 days ago

    I'd die for that kitchen. I'd die for that stove. I'd die to eat this damn meal.

  • coolpiehead1234
    coolpiehead1234 18 days ago

    Fuuuuucckkkkk not only does this guy know how to cook like a boss his music for the videos are on point!

  • Liz Roux
    Liz Roux 18 days ago

    I just did this today, needless to say: the black beans are a party in your mouth, especially with that perfectly marinated chicken.Took a while to make but totally worth it imo, thanks a bunch Andrew <3 !!!

  • Lucifer Lucifer
    Lucifer Lucifer 18 days ago


  • doggotbitm
    doggotbitm 18 days ago

    you should make video game food. like maybe something from Skyrim or something of the sort.

  • James M
    James M 18 days ago

    That is some expensive bourbon!

  • skmster023
    skmster023 18 days ago


  • Loren Powell
    Loren Powell 19 days ago

    I might be in love with you

  • Steven The Filmer
    Steven The Filmer 19 days ago

    If that is a scene from the theatrical release of moonlight. I'm baffled.. That was soo bad...

  • Kush Gangar
    Kush Gangar 19 days ago

    Tycho FTW!

  • Maso
    Maso 19 days ago

    Tried the chicken but with paprika instead of cayenne
    Might have overcooked it a bit lol
    Still was fucking delicious!!!!

  • Tristan Ward
    Tristan Ward 19 days ago

    I love that this video was made because of someones comment

    really shows how much you keep an eye on your channel

    Thank you for being entertaining and educational!

  • Thalia Caballero
    Thalia Caballero 19 days ago

    Loooove this guy. We make this recipe at my house at least 3 or 4 times a month (Cuban household lol) so, not that I want to try and out smart this guy because he's awesome but, we normally do the sofrito by adding the garlic first and we crush it in a mortar instead of mincing it. I'm gonna do it his way this week tho.

  • Jackson Catton
    Jackson Catton 20 days ago

    Made this for my family tonight and it turned out so beautifully. Thanks Andrew, inspiring work you're doing here!

  • wreckmei5ter
    wreckmei5ter 21 day ago

    Tycho and cooking. this is lovely.

  • Jo Lanzona
    Jo Lanzona 22 days ago


  • Sean .H
    Sean .H 22 days ago

    hah, i also cook while listening to tycho. Pro tip: its also the best music to eat a girl out to.

  • Raoul Bubber
    Raoul Bubber 22 days ago

    Cheese Jerky from Hannah Montana!!!!!!!

  • Samuel Hopely
    Samuel Hopely 23 days ago

    That scene was surprisingly one of the most emotional in the movie to me.

  • epicvidmaster
    epicvidmaster 23 days ago

    thats way too much salt, right?

  • Albert Yang
    Albert Yang 23 days ago

    Love the channel; one of my favorites.. but your knife skillz.. can use some work..

  • Young Ethiopian98
    Young Ethiopian98 24 days ago

    Please make the WHITE CAKE from Django Unchained! :D

  • Brianna Simon
    Brianna Simon 25 days ago

    Make the good burger from the movie good burger

  • Lady B.
    Lady B. 26 days ago

    Delaware represent!

  • Barnabusino Kripperino

    Ugh every time I watch your videos I so badly want a drink

  • Gam'ekfa Toc Duujek Prancing Bull

    Man, if I was half the cook and had even half the ingredients you do, my already bad shape would deteriorate in the blink of an eye.

  • Jamie Cher
    Jamie Cher 27 days ago

    Please do the lasagna from GARFIELD!!

  • Banananerd556
    Banananerd556 27 days ago

    there needs to be an award for the most dramatic cooking scene ever

  • cvl1030
    cvl1030 28 days ago

    You should make the crab napoleon from Simply Irresistible.

  • Hariz Fadilah
    Hariz Fadilah 28 days ago

    Lmao the start got me dying😂

  • banzaiduck506
    banzaiduck506 29 days ago

    Just made this for my wife and I. Pretty good man, thanks for the recipe. It's hard for us to find recipes that are diet friendly (we're both trying to loose weight), and with a few ingredient subs and omissions, this was perfect. Thanks again.

  • Joshua Browne
    Joshua Browne 29 days ago

    anyone know the theme

  • Johnny Molestina
    Johnny Molestina 29 days ago

    Sad you missed the maduros. Would've loved to see how you make them. I eat mine from the pack :(

  • Dr. Puppy
    Dr. Puppy 1 month ago

    I'd highly suggest that you do eat those beans for breakfast! Black beans always taste better the day after you cooked them.

  • Balaram Ghoorun
    Balaram Ghoorun 1 month ago

    please lift the camera a little

  • Dat Boi
    Dat Boi 1 month ago

    are you being sarcastic about the juicy chicken thing?

  • Alexa Chen
    Alexa Chen 1 month ago

    LOL omg the Oscar mistake, good one ^_^

  • ScarJon
    ScarJon 1 month ago


  • flordeamapolita
    flordeamapolita 1 month ago

    I am going to need weight loss surgery if I keep watching this channel

    BANG ARIES 1 month ago

    subs bac guy

  • Niya W
    Niya W 1 month ago

    You are my favorite YouTuber you deserve an award you truly are fantastic.

  • Mel S
    Mel S 1 month ago

    I really like what you're doing here. extremely sexy.

  • N. Jones
    N. Jones 1 month ago

    You should consider suggesting wine pairings when relevant-- I remember the characters in this movie drinking wine as this dish was enjoyed. Red, I believe?

  • Julia Merollis
    Julia Merollis 1 month ago

    I'd give anything for a one-week boot camp cooking lesson from you. I love cooking, but I don't have much experience.

  • Alexander Santiago
    Alexander Santiago 1 month ago

    That is not sofrito .-.

  • Hawat the Mentat
    Hawat the Mentat 1 month ago

    Man your friend has a nice stove!

  • King Kese
    King Kese 1 month ago

    Damn I would demolish that plate and I hate black beans .

  • Ingrid Cabrera
    Ingrid Cabrera 1 month ago

    Sugar? Cayenne pepper? What Cuban recipe did you get this from because I can assure you that's not added to pollo a la plancha. And bacon to frijoles negros? Never seen that, although I'm sure it's tasty. Also the black beans need additional Olive oil added and vinegar! Also some oregano and cumin and a bay leaf, and you actually add a pinch of sugar to the black beans. Not traditionally Cuban. Could it be a recipe from another country? Still love ya though :) Half Cuban and born and raised in the 305. :D

  • Chloe -
    Chloe - 1 month ago

    the la la land gag, he really did that

  • daisy mg
    daisy mg 1 month ago

    what does patriarch mean? hahahhahahahhaahaha is this wat he said

  • Blish
    Blish 1 month ago

    Tycho +1

  • Mayor Mcheese
    Mayor Mcheese 1 month ago

    im from miami this literally this every dinner at home growing up lol

  • Kalminocternas
    Kalminocternas 1 month ago

    so I have watched many YouTube cooking videos and I love them... but I've never took the leap into actually trying to make them myself, although I love cooking and finding new and delicious recipes. this was the first I decided I HAD to try and it did not disappoint! I've followed your video exactly and have made this several times now. it's become a staple in my household and leftovers are used to make amazing wraps the next day. I just want to say thank you and keep up the awesome work you do. I look forward to all your videos and trying out more of your recipes!!!

  • Mi Fann
    Mi Fann 1 month ago

    ingredient list?

  • rana banana
    rana banana 1 month ago

    Community's buttered noodles!

  • Nagasa
    Nagasa 1 month ago

    My god he actually made the rice right

  • Will Vincent
    Will Vincent 1 month ago

    Just made this for my family. The chicken was good but the beans were amazing

  • Nataly López
    Nataly López 1 month ago

    I love that music the you play in your videos " intro"

  • Slug Kingsly
    Slug Kingsly 1 month ago

    Delaware? Only losers live in Delaware (I should know considering that's where I live).

  • The Superlative
    The Superlative 1 month ago

    Can you cook Walter White's meth next? 😜

  • Alex Crowson
    Alex Crowson 1 month ago

    My new favorite channel. Thank you for doing what you do.

  • TheMyrmidons2012
    TheMyrmidons2012 1 month ago

    OMG these videos are amazing Andrew! So glad I found them. Once I have finished my exams I am going to make some of these - keep them up!

  • HellhoundUltraDX
    HellhoundUltraDX 1 month ago

    Raiding your friends liquor cabinet is the most important step.

  • Diego Caballero
    Diego Caballero 1 month ago

    i was binging all of your videos and i remember one where you called yourself oliver babish, so i wanted to ask, if your name actually is oliver, then why is your channel called andrew rea?

  • Fruity Juice
    Fruity Juice 1 month ago

    yeeeaaahhh boi

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