Doña Carmen’s Chicken

A big package of chicken-whichever kind you like (with bones)
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp. salt
4 oz. tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. achiote (annatto seed paste, find in Latin American food stores)

Skin the chicken. Put it in a pot with about a cup of water, the garlic, the salt, the achiote and the chili powder. Cook it on a low flame for an hour, or until chicken is done. Take out the chicken and then strain the juice in the pan (save it!) to remove the garlic. Throw out the garlic. Combine the juice from the pan with the tomato sauce and add the chicken to the sauce. Heat up the chicken and sauce for 5 minutes and serve over rice.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour