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Fricase de Pollo

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"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)."
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1 h servings 454
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 454 calories; 27.2 6.7 43.2 146 220 Full nutrition

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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...

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 pim...

I am always looking for pressure cooker recipes. Thank you ,I will give this a try. Love my cooker.

Turned out good - I think I added too much water - my sauce was pretty watery.

This was delicious and enjoyed exactly as the recipe was written.

Fast, good and healthy. Lot of possibilities for improvization. I do this often.