Chicken Fricase ( Fricasé de Pollo)
- 4 chicken drumsticks bone in and skin on
- 4 chicken thighs bone in and skin on
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 small onion thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 1 chicken bouillon tablet
- ¾ cup water
- 4 small potatoes peeled and sliced
- ¼ cup capers
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- In a large sauce pan heat the butter and olive oil over medium- high heat. Add the chicken pieces and brown on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
- Add the onion to the sauce pan and cook for about 3 minutes or until translucent.Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
- Return the chicken to the saucepan and season with salt and pepper. Add the water and chicken bouillon. Cook over medium- low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the potatoes and cook for 10 minutes more. Add the capers and heavy cream and cook for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
- Serve warm over white rice.
Fricasse is a term used to described a stew dish that is usually made with poultry and cooked in a gravy sauce, of which there are many variations. The first time I ate this chicken fricasse was at my friend's house when we were in college and I loved it! Her mom told me how to make it, but of course, I made my own changes as I always do 🙂
This dish is popular in Colombia and we eat it over white rice with salad on the side and it's absolutely delicious. If you prefer, you can use boneless chicken breast, but I like thighs and drumsticks for flavor. Some people in Colombia omit the cream and it is really good too.
wow, this really looks delicious and whats even more exciting is that I can actually get all the ingredients! Going to have to try this and have just the thighs, chicken, that is lol to make it!!
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Sounds wonderful! I like the capers here! Just published my Colombian post - thank you so much for the wonderful recipes!
thats looks fabulously delicious...gotta try this..
This looks delicious. I enjoy looking at your recipes...especially la bandeja paisa... que delicia!
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Thank you everyone for the comments!
Erica, what would you think about adding a little tomato sauce or paprika to the mixture? Growing up, my mom's dish had a little orange color to it.
Baking is my Zen
Those capers look good on the chicken!
i have an issue with capers, but something tells me that the presence of luscious cream would take care of it posthaste. 🙂
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Oh this chicken looks so tasty! Yum!
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That looks yumm,
Amazing and easy!!
I am sure that this dish is delicious! I am familiar with it from the time I spent in France (I lived there for a while). The addition of cream is what makes it superlative, I think!
Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home
MMMM...I would definitely not omit the cream (it makes everything so much happier!) Drumsticks and thighs definitely add more flavor to the dish than just boneless breasts!
Everyhtbig that I love is in this superb chicken dish, Erica!!
I love the capers in here,..must taste very special with it!
Thank you guys 🙂
Sounds like a great midweek dinner dish. I really like capers, they look great on the chicken - I thought they were peas at first!
I love the addition of the capers for that bright clean burst of flavor! It looks really tasty Erica!
I love just about any dish with capers. This looks so creamy and delicious, complemented perfectly by the saltiness of the caper brine. Mmmm so good.
Thank you everyone!
This Fricase looks great! I need to go out and buy a chicken 😀
Oh wow, Erica, you nailed this one. Chicken Fracase was one of my favorite dishes growing up but it looked nothing like yours. The one my Southern cook mom made was pan fried, then covered in a goopy mess of mushroom soup and stuff. While it was good then, this dish you have presented is clean and tasty looking. I have bookmarked to try this, I especially liked the capers.
I love chicken fricasse, it's one of my most favourite dishes. Yours looks delicious.
I made this dish for dinner Monday night. It was so easy to make and delicious! Thank you so much. I took the left overs to work the next day and everyone loved it. They think I am a fantastic cook. Keep the recipes coming, I have a rep to keep. 🙂
wow thank you for taking the time to make all of these recipes, im going to make this one tonight! I love Colombian food and im excited i found this site! keep up the great work! 🙂
Hi Erica I love your website! You remind me of one of my colombian friends...you both look a lot a like! I made this recipe last night and me and my boyfriend loved it 🙂 I also LOVE pandebono (i went to a colombian restaurant today and got some mmm)! I have used your pandebono recipe twice...the first time it came out flat and the second time they came out beautiful! Thank you so much 🙂
Wendy from Jersey
Came out delicious, juicy and tasty! Thanks!
I made this last week..delicious...it was a hit !!!..I love yoyur blog Erica..my Colombian mother died when I was 16 and was an excellent cook..I regret not taking the time to learn her recipes..believe it or not..you have awakened some of my memories to her own recipes..love this site...God bless mama
Love the capers, love the cream but hate chicken =( What else can I use the
capers and cream with, any suggestions? I love all your recipes but just have issues with any kind of fowl! (feather phobia?)
Love your website! Tried this recipe and it was a huge hit with the family! My husband is Colombian and he loves all thee recipes. Thank you so much.