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Cook1 hr 15 mins
This wonderful recipe is from El Colmao in Koreatown, Los Angeles, California. The restaurant serves the chicken with rice and black beans.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
- 1⁄2 large onion, sliced thinly into half-rings
- 1 large onion, chopped, divided
- 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 3 lbs chicken pieces
- 1 3⁄4 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper, divided
- 3⁄4 cup dry white wine, divided
- 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1⁄4 cup sweet peas
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 cup chili powder
- 1 cup green olives, pitted whole
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large Dutch oven, heat 2 teaspoons oil over high heat. Add the sliced onions to the oil and sauté, stirring frequently, until softened and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Stir in the garlic and continue to cook until the garlic is aromatic and the onions are just beginning to color, about 1 minute more. Remove from heat.
- Sprinkle the chicken evenly on both sides with three-fourths teaspoon salt and one-fourth teaspoon pepper and place, skin side up and in one layer, over the onions in the Dutch oven.
- Add one-fourth cup white wine, cover and bake until the chicken is cooked halfway through, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Remove the par-baked chicken (with the onion-garlic mixture and any liquid) to a separate baking dish or bowl.
- To the Dutch oven, add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and chopped onion and sweat the onions over medium-low heat until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Stir in the chopped tomato, tomato sauce, tomato paste and sweet peas, along with the remaining one-half cup white wine, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, one-fourth teaspoon pepper, chile powder and olives and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and add back the chicken, onion-garlic mixture and cooking liquid to the sauce. Cover and continue to simmer until the chicken is cooked through and tender, 15 to 20 minutes.