Fricase de Pollo (Cuban-Style Chicken Fricassee)

Leslie in AK    posted 7-17-98

Fricase de Pollo (Cuban-Style Chicken Fricassee) 

1/2 cup sour orange juice or mix sweet orange and lime juices 
half and half 
4 cloves garlic -- peeled and minced 
1 1/2 teaspoons salt 
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 
4 pounds chicken pieces -- skinned 
1/3 cup vegetable oil 
2 large onions -- peel, chop 
1 large green bell pepper -- chopped 
1 cup tomato sauce 
1 cup dry white wine 
1/4 cup capers 
1/2 cup stuffed green olives 
1/2 cup raisins 
1 pound potatoes -- peeled and cubed 

Combine the sour orange juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a container 
suitable for marinating the chicken. Add the chicken pieces to the 
marinade, cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours. 

Remove the chicken and blot in on paper towels. Reserve the marinade. 

Warm the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat and brown the chicken 
pieces. Do this in batches rather than overcrowd the pan. Then return all 
the chicken to the pan. 

Add onions and green pepper, sauteing with the chicken until onions are 
translucent, about 3 minutes. Add reserved marinade, tomato sauce, wine, 
capers, olives, raisins, and potatoes. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and 
simmer for 30 minutes. Transfer chicken to a large serving dish and spoon
the sauce over it. 

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