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Cuban Chicken Fricassee Recipe

Fricasé de Pollo ~ Chicken Fricassee

Mike Gonzalez
Tender chicken, creamy potatoes are simmered in a robust wine and tomato sauce. This Cuban Chicken Stew is the ultimate comfort food. It’s easy to make, hearty, and perfect for hungry family members.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Marinating Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 55 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, Cuban
Servings 4 people


  • 2 lb chicken pieces skinned
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp salt and black pepper
  • ¼ cup sour orange juice
  • cup canola oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ lb potatoes peeled and cubed
  • ½ cup Spanish olives pimento-stuffed
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 1 bay leave


  • In a large bowl, place the garlic, salt and pepper, and sour orange juice to make the marinade. Place the pieces of chicken in the bowl, making sure to soak both sides of the chicken, and cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. For the chicken pieces, you may use a combination of thighs, wings, and breasts.
    2 lb chicken pieces, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp salt and black pepper, ¼ cup sour orange juice
  • Take the pieces of chicken out of the bowl, and using a dutch oven, lightly brown them on both sides using cooking oil, making sure not to overcook them or burn them. Place the pieces of chicken on a paper towel covered dishes as they are fried.
    ⅓ cup canola oil
  • Add the onions, green bell pepper, and chicken pieces over medium-high heat and saute until the onions are translucent.
    1 large onion, ½ green bell pepper
  • Add marinade from the bowl, along with tomato sauce, wine, potatoes, olives, oregano, cumin, capers, and bay leaves. Cover pot and reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    ½ cup tomato sauce, ½ cup dry white wine, ½ lb potatoes, ½ cup Spanish olives, 2 tsp oregano, 1 tsp cumin, ¼ cup capers, 1 bay leave
  • When done, the potatoes should be cooked and somewhat soft. Place in a large serving dish and serve with white rice.
Keyword Chicken