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Fricase De Pollo Recipe

Fricase De Pollo Recipe

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Rich in hearty spices, this Fricase de Pollo or Cuban chicken stew serves a filling dish, using juicy chicken thighs in a rich tomato sauce.

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 25 mins


  • lbs chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • lbs fingerling potatoes
  • 5 oz green olive, with pimento, sliced, drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp oregano flakes
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • cups chicken broth
  • ½ tsp salt
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Remove any excess fat from the thighs. Salt and pepper the chicken.

  2. Bring a large pot to medium-high heat and sear the chicken in batches for 4 minutes on one side and 2 minutes on the other. Set chicken aside on a plate.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and add onions and peppers. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until veggies are soft.

  4. Add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant.

  5. Add green olives, potatoes, all spices, tomato sauce, and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook covered for 15 minutes.

  6. Add chicken and any juices to the pot. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until potatoes are done, stirring occasionally.

  7. Add salt to taste. Serve and enjoy!


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