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Fresh Chile Cuban Chicken Fricasse

Fresh Chile Cuban Chicken Fricasse

8-10 Chicken Thighs, bone-in, skinless (I get regular bone-in thighs and skin them myself)
2 cups mojo marinade (store-bought is fine)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 green bell pepper (or red), diced chunky
4 garlic cloves (or more), minced
3/4 cup dry cooking wine, (I use Sauvignon blanc, so delicate)
1 16 oz can of tomato sauce
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 or 3 tablespoons of Fresh Chile Co Red Hatch Chile powder 
1 tablespoon of Fresh Chile Co Green Hatch Chile powder 
2 or 3 teaspoons of Fresh Chile Co Posole seasoning
Small jar of pimento-stuffed olives, drained 
3 medium-sized russet potatoes diced chunky (keep them whole and in water until step 7)
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 cup water

1. Marinate chicken overnight, or for at least 4 hours, pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle the chicken with salt. 
2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot until shimmering on medium heat. I do four at once in batches, 2 minutes per side to get color. Set aside. 
3. Sauté the onion and bell pepper for 5 minutes 'til they burn a bit. It tastes so much better, trust it.
4. Toss in minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds to a minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
5. Deglaze pan with the dry white wine, cooking until the alcohol has burned off while scraping all the fond off the bottom of the pot, so it all lifts into the sauce. 2 minutes.
6. Add chicken back to the pot with tomato sauce, water, oregano, olives, Fresh Chile Co powders, and seasonings. Bring to a boil and then set to a simmer for 20 minutes.
7. Dice potatoes and stir to incorporate them into the pot. Simmer 20 to 30 minutes more. Ensure the simmer is high enough to see your liquid bubbling away softly. Not too low. Just until the chicken is falling-apart tender.
8. Add peas. Serve with rice or as is.

Recipe by Ashley Lauren Miller from the Fresh Chile Cookin' group.

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