Fricase de Pollo Tradicional (Traditional Chicken Fricassee)

Servings 6

Ingredients:
1 4-pound chicken, cut into pieces
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons safflower oil
4 ounces smoked ham, diced
1/2 cup basic recaito
1 Italian frying pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 cup alcaparrado
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
2 cups tomato sauce
2 cups water
1/2 cup golden rum
3 bay leaves  

Directions:
1 Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and oregano. Set aside. Heat the oil in a large
skillet and saute the ham, recaito, frying pepper, and alcaparrado over medium heat
for 5 minutes. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes more. Stir in the remaining
ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
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