My husband's family came from Cuba 25 years ago, and this is his favorite meal. Serve with frijoles negros and arros blanco (black beans and rice).

tiffaniepiphany
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Stir in red bell pepper and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until golden.

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  • Dissolve tomato paste in 1 cup water and pour it into the pressure cooker. Place chicken thighs and drumsticks in the pan so the pieces are evenly spaced. Add enough water so that the chicken is nearly covered.

  • Seal the pressure cooker and bring up to pressure over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, maintaining full pressure; cook for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the pressure to drop naturally, about 20 minutes. Season chicken with salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts

454 calories; 27.2 g total fat; 146 mg cholesterol; 220 mg sodium. 6.7 g carbohydrates; 43.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2015
This was sooo good. I'm Cuban American I forgot all about this recipe (DUH). It brought back Tons of memories of my Mom in the Kitchen. I'm extremely afraid of a presure cooker ( Boom!! comes to mind) but I used a Dutch oven over the stove. I made it how my Mom showed me. I made it with Chicken thighs and legs and browned them in the pan a little but not cooked through. My Mom would add Green olives to the Fricasse. I also used Green bell pepper Onions Lots of Garlic and a Bay leaf with some Vino Seco (dry white wine) tomato sauce with a little water. Don't forget to scrape the bottom of the pan for the chicken drippings. Took about 35 to 45 minutes and the chicken was coming off the bone. Mmmmm so good my family loved it. I'll be making this again Serve over steamed rice and platanitos fritos ( Fried sweet plantains). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2015
This was sooo good. I'm Cuban American I forgot all about this recipe (DUH). It brought back Tons of memories of my Mom in the Kitchen. I'm extremely afraid of a presure cooker ( Boom!! comes to mind) but I used a Dutch oven over the stove. I made it how my Mom showed me. I made it with Chicken thighs and legs and browned them in the pan a little but not cooked through. My Mom would add Green olives to the Fricasse. I also used Green bell pepper Onions Lots of Garlic and a Bay leaf with some Vino Seco (dry white wine) tomato sauce with a little water. Don't forget to scrape the bottom of the pan for the chicken drippings. Took about 35 to 45 minutes and the chicken was coming off the bone. Mmmmm so good my family loved it. I'll be making this again Serve over steamed rice and platanitos fritos ( Fried sweet plantains). Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2015
This was sooo good. I'm Cuban American I forgot all about this recipe (DUH). It brought back Tons of memories of my Mom in the Kitchen. I'm extremely afraid of a presure cooker ( Boom!! comes to mind) but I used a Dutch oven over the stove. I made it how my Mom showed me. I made it with Chicken thighs and legs and browned them in the pan a little but not cooked through. My Mom would add Green olives to the Fricasse. I also used Green bell pepper Onions Lots of Garlic and a Bay leaf with some Vino Seco (dry white wine) tomato sauce with a little water. Don't forget to scrape the bottom of the pan for the chicken drippings. Took about 35 to 45 minutes and the chicken was coming off the bone. Mmmmm so good my family loved it. I'll be making this again Serve over steamed rice and platanitos fritos ( Fried sweet plantains). Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2016
For more authentic flavor add 2 bay leaves to "sofrito" mixture of onions bell peppers garlic and tomato sauce before closing pressure cooker. For a tasty add in I add olives stuffed with pimentos once chicken is thoroughly cooked. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2012
I am always looking for pressure cooker recipes. Thank you I will give this a try. Love my cooker. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2014
Turned out good - I think I added too much water - my sauce was pretty watery. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2012
This was delicious and enjoyed exactly as the recipe was written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2012
Fast good and healthy. Lot of possibilities for improvization. I do this often. Read More
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