Pollo Al Colmao (Cuban Chicken Stew With Olives)

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Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
1 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.

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Ingredients

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  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Add one-fourth cup white wine, cover and bake until the chicken is cooked halfway through, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Remove the par-baked chicken (with the onion-garlic mixture and any liquid) to a separate baking dish or bowl.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
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I made this tonight for my family, it was a big hit. Not only was it easy to make but very tasty, I will definitely be making it again!