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Chicken Fricassee

Chicken Fricassee
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 18
  • Servings 6
A traditional Cuban meal, Chicken Fricassee was a staple of my childhood food culture. Made of whatever chicken pieces available, coupled with chunks of smooth potatoes, Fricassee is an affordable meal that can feed a large crowd. But don’t let this meal fool you; Chicken Fricassee will fill your home with the warmth of dried herbs and the hearts of your family with the love of a slow cooked meal.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 chicken pieces, skinless
  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 5 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 15-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup bitter orange juice (half lime, half orange juice)
  • 1/2 cup white cooking wine
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 packet of saffron sazón
  • 1/2 cup pimento stuffed green olives
  • 1 cup water, as needed

Directions

  • 1
    Marinate chicken with bitter orange juice, garlic, onion and bell pepper in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  • 2
    Heat oil in large skillet and brown chicken. Add citrus juice, onion and bell pepper and let cook down slightly.
  • 3
    Add tomato sauce, cooking wine, olives and dried seasonings. Stir frequently to incorporate flavors and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Add potatoes and cover with water as needed. Cook on low medium heat for approximately 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are soft.
  • 5
    Serve warm over white rice.

Expert Tips

  • Throw your ingredients in a slow cooker in the morning to enjoy this classic Cuban meal for dinner!

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • A traditional Cuban meal, Chicken Fricassee was a staple of my childhood food culture. Made of whatever chicken pieces available, coupled with chunks of smooth potatoes, Fricassee is an affordable meal that can feed a large crowd. But don’t let this meal fool you; Chicken Fricassee will fill your home with the warmth of dried herbs and the hearts of your family with the love of a slow cooked meal.
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