Step 1: Cut the chicken into 10 to 12 pieces. Season with salt and pepper
Step 2: Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a dutch oven. Put the chicken pieces and brown all sides over high heat. Cover and cook over moderate heat for 15 minutes.
Step 3: Peel and seed the green peppers. Cut into large strips. Place the green peppers, ham and garlic in the dutch oven with the chicken. Cook for 20 minutes.
Peel and seed the tomatoes. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a skillet. Put the onions and cook over moderate heat for 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook 15 minutes more.
Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.
Wine suggestion: Red Madiran, Saint Estèphe, Provence rosé, white Chablis, dry Vouvray (French