Chicken Fricassee

This tasty chicken fricassee is the Portuguese version of the classic French dish! A creamy sauce made with eggs and lemon juice.

Chicken fricassee on a dish bowl

You should definitley try this easy Chicken Fricasse recipe. It's the Portuguese version of the famous and classic French dish!
To make this recipe you only need basic ingredients such as olive oil, onion, white wine, chicken broth and flour to make thicker sauce.
To make this recipe healthier, we didn't use heavy cream, instead we made the sauce with beaten eggs seasoned lemon juice. The result is a juicy and tender chicken with a creamier sauce. For the final touch, we like to season the chicken with chopped parsley, which is one of the most popular ingredients in Portuguese cuisine.
You can add mushrooms to the sauce and serve this easy recipe with french fries or mashed potatoes. It's the perfect dinner for busy weeknights.
If you like creamy recipes, check out these delicious Homemade salt cod with cream, Turkey stroganoff and Creamy chicken.

Chicken fricassee on a dish bowl

INGREDIENTS FOR CHICKEN FRICASSEE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Chicken - The main ingredient of the recipe. Chicken cut into pieces.
  • Olive oil, onion and garlic - They are essential ingredients for sautéing and flavoring.
  • Flour and egg yolks - This ingredients adds creaminess to the sauce.
  • White wine - Adds flavor to the sauce.
  • Chicken broth, pepper and chopped parsley - This ingredients add aroma and flavor.
  • Lemon juice - Adds a very nice fresh flavor.
  • Salt - Highlights all the other flavors.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

Chicken fricassee on a dish bowl

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN FRICASSEE

Step 1: Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 2: In a saucepan, add the olive oil, chopped onion and the chopped garlic. Sauté on a low heat until the onion start to turn slightly golden.

Step 3: Add the chicken pieces and fry them on both sides until golden brown. Add the flour and white wine. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Pour the chicken broth, stir, cover the pan with a lid and cook on a medium-low heat for about 35 minutes.

Step 4: Remove briefly the pan from heat.

Step 5: In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks and the lemon juice. Egg yolks and lemon juice on a bowl Add the beaten egg yolks to the chicken pan and mix well. Place the pan back over medium heat and boil for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 6: Turn off the heat, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve the chicken with fries or mashed potato.

Chicken fricassee on a saucepan

RECIPE TIPS

1. If you have leftovers, store the chicken in the fridge in a properly airtight container (to prevent the growth of microorganisms).

2. To avoid drying out the chicken, do not reheat the food in the oven, reheat it in the microwave.

3. If you prefer, you can add chopped coriander or thyme sprigs instead of chopped parsley.

RECIPE VIDEO:
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Chicken Fricassee

Chicken fricassee on a dish bowl

This tasty chicken fricassee is the Portuguese version of the classic French dish! A creamy sauce made with eggs and lemon juice.

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    Category:Chicken, Main dishes, Meat, Recipes, Videos
    Cuisine: ,
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time:10 m
    Cook Time:1:05 h
    Total Time:1:15 h

    Ingredients

    • 1.5 kg (3 1/3 pounds) chicken cut into pieces
    • 75 ml (1/3 cup) olive oil
    • 1 large onion
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    • 100 ml (1/2 cup) white wine
    • 400 ml (1 3/4 cups) chicken broth
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • Juice of one lemon
    • Parsley (to taste)
    • Salt (to taste)

    Directions

    1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
    2. In a large saucepan, add the olive oil, chopped onion and the chopped garlic. Sauté on a low heat until the onion start to turn slightly golden, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
    3. Add the chicken pieces and fry them on both sides until golden brown (about 15 to 20 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add the flour and white wine. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Pour the chicken broth, stir, cover the pan with a lid and cook on a medium-low heat for about 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. Remove briefly the pan from heat.
    5. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks and the lemon juice. Add the beaten egg yolks to the chicken pan and mix well. Place the pan back over medium heat and boil for 1 to 2 minutes.
    6. Turn off the heat, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve the chicken with fries or mashed potato.
    Chicken Fricassee
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 4
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 835
    Total Fat 34.5 g(44%)
    Saturated Fat 7.5 g(38%)
    Cholesterol 499 mg(166%)
    Sodium 612 mg(27%)
    Total Carbohydrate 8 g(3%)
    Protein 114.5 g
     

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