Fricase de Pollo

2 tbsp.olive oil
1 red or yellow pepper
6 recao leaves, chopped
2 ounces ham, finely diced
1 medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
2 sprigs of fresh cilantro, chopped
1 3-lb. chicken, cut into pieces
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. capers
1 tbsp. vinegar
3 tsp. Adobo Seasoning with Pepper
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch cubes
1 can (15.5 oz.) sweet peas, drained, liquid reserved
2 cups beer
pimientos morrones

Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the ham and brown. Add the onion, pepper, garlic. Cook for 3 minutes, reduce heat to medium,low, add recao, oregano, cilantro and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the tomato sauce, bay leaf, olives, capers, vinegar, adobo, and potatoes. Combine the liquid from the peas with beer, and add. Mix well. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 45 minutes until chicken is tender. Stir occasionally. Stir in 1/2 of the peas and pimientos. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes or until sauce reaches desired consistency.


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