4poundschicken pieces, such as thighs, breasts, drumsticks, patted dry
1teaspoonkosher or coarse sea salt, or to taste
1/4teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper, or to taste
2cupschopped white onion
4garlic cloves, pressed or finely chopped
1/4teaspoontrue or ceylon cinnamon
1/2teaspoonchipotle chile powder, or to taste
1cupfresh squeezed orange juice
2tablespoonsfresh squeezed lime juice
3/4poundcarrots, peeled and diagonally sliced into about 1-inch pieces
1poundbaby red potatoes
Broil, char or roast the roma tomatoes until completely charred, mushy and juicy. If under the broiler, it will take about 9 to 10 minutes, flipping once in between. Once cool enough to handle, chop and place in a bowl, including the seeds and all the juices.
Heat oil in a large casserole or a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces and brown for about 4 minutes per side. Remove the chicken pieces and place them in a bowl.
Add the onion and garlic to the casserole and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until completely soft and the edges begin to brown. Sprinkle with oregano, thyme, marjoram, cinnamon and chile powder, and give it a good stir. Incorporate chopped tomatoes along with their seeds and juices, as well as the orange and lime juice, mix well.
Add the chicken, carrots and potatoes, and gently spoon the chunky sauce all over them. Reduce heat to medium low and cook covered for one hour, flipping the chicken and moving the vegetables around, once in between.