ROSIE'S CHICKEN OLE'

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By MARIO MINNELLA
from MOHNTON, PA

THIS RECIPE BECAME AN INSTANT FAMILY FAVORITE IN 1962, WHEN MISS GINA, OUR LAND LADY IN OAKLAND CALIFORNIA, INVITED US TO SUNDAY DINNER AND SERVED THIS GEM. HER TINY HOUSE WAS LIKE A SERIES OF JEWEL BOX ROOMS; PRISTINE VICTORIAN AND ALWAYS HAD THE AROMA OF LEMON VERBENA. HER STORIES OF WHEN SHE SANG AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA AND CHATTED WITH CARUSO IN A CHURCH IN ITALY, HER CELEBRITY LOVERS AND "WHY SHE STAYED IN CALIFORNIA" WERE A PART OF THE DINNER - BUT NOT A PART OF THE RECIPE. I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS WE DO AND MAKE YOUR OWN MEMORIES AND TELL YOUR OWN STORIES.

serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    salted butter
  • 4 clove
    garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 1/3 c
    chopped oniion
  • 6 lb
    chicken ( your favorite pieces )
  • 1 can
    pineapple, slices in natural juice
  • 1 1/2 c
    tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    italians sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 c
    coarsely chopped fresh spearmint
  • 1/4 c
    fresh greek oregano
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt ( or to taste )
  • 1/2 tsp
    msg or pinch of mace
  • 3 c
    jasmine rice, ( enough for 6 servings) prepared per directions on package
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How To Make

  • 1
    COMBINE GARLIC, ONION, OLIVE OIL AND CHICKEN IN A MEDIUM SIZED DUTCH OVEN. SIMMER, TURNING CHICKEN TO BEGIN BROWNING ( 5 MIN PER SIDE )
  • 2
    ADD ALL THE JUICE FROM THE PINEAPPLE AND ABOUT 1/2 OF THE SLICES OF PINEAPPLE ( RESERVE REMAINING PINEAPPLE SLICES FOR GARNISH )
  • 3
    ADD ALL THE OTHER INGREDIENTS NOW, STIR TO COMBINE AND BRING TO A BOIL.
  • 4
    REDUCE HEAT TO SIMMER AND COOK 45 MIN TO 1 HOUR ( UNTIL CHICKEN BEGINS TO FALL OF THE BONE )
  • 5
    SERVE OVER COOKED JASMINE RICE WITH A SALAD OF MIXED GREENS AND A LIGHT VINEGARETTE DRESSING.
  • 6
    EAT, TALK AND MAKE MEMORIES.
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