This is comfort food at its best!
- 1 pastured chicken brined, and cut up
- 1 teaspoon sea salt *
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup flour or arrowroot powder
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 large pepper chopped
- 1 quart tomato juice
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- lard or your choice of fat for browning the chicken
Mix together the paprika, pepper and flour. Use this to lightly coat each piece of chicken.
Heat the lard in a heavy skillet on medium heat. Brown the chicken and remove.
Add onion and pepper and saute until soft.
Add the tomato juice, spices and sea salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Now add the browned chicken to the sauce, and cook at a slow simmer for an additional 45–60 minutes until the chicken is done.
Serve over pasta or rice.
*Not much is needed, because the chicken will be salty from the brine.