Chicken “à transmontana” (chicken with fries)

Chicken "à transmontana" on a platter

A typical recipe that you must try! Chicken in the oven served with a delicious special sauce…

Category: Chicken, Meat, Recipes, Typical Portuguese dishes
Servings:: 4
Prep Time: 15 m
Cook Time: 1:05 h
Total Time: 1:20 h
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Units: Metric (Units: US)


  • 1.5 kg / (3 1/3 pounds) chicken cut into pieces
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 small onion
  • 100 grams / (3 1/2 ounces) margarine
  • 25 grams / (1 ounce) flour
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1.2 kg / (2 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Put the chicken pieces in a saucepan with water seasoned with some salt, parsley, nutmeg and peeled onion. Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and simmer about 25 minutes. When the chicken is cooked, drain it and place on a plate (reserve the cooking water).
  2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF).
  3. Put the chicken in a baking pan together with the margarine. Season with sliced garlic and pepper and bake about 30 minutes until the chicken starts to turn slightly golden.
  4. Meanwhile, peel and wash the potatoes. Cut them into cubes and fry in hot oil. When the potatoes are fried, place them on a plate with absorbent paper.
  5. In a saucepan, put 150 ml / (1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons) of the cooking water, lemon juice, egg yolk, flour and whisk until just combined. Bring the pan over low heat and stir with a spoon until the sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Turn off the heat and put the fries and the chicken on a platter. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.
Chicken “à transmontana” (chicken with fries)
Nutrition facts
Serves 4
Per Serving:
Calories 1002
Total Fat 33 g(51%)
Saturated Fat 7 g(35%)
Cholesterol 341 mg(114%)
Sodium 532 mg(22%)
Total Carbohydrate 55 g(18%)
Protein 115.5 g

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