Fricase De Pollo ( Chicken Fricassee )

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I remember my Cuban grandmother's chicken fricase being very much like this one. Enjoy!??

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 lbs broiler-fryer chickens, cut in pieces
  • 6 garlic cloves, cut up
  • 12 cup orange juice (or mix half-half lime and orange)
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 1 large bell pepper (sliced)
  • 12 ounces tomato sauce
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 14 cup pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 1 cup dry sherry (be sure to use only sherry that you would drink as so-called cooking sherries are loaded with salt)
  • 1 lb potato, peeled and quartered
  • This you can leave out if desired

  • 12 cup raisins (optional)


  1. Marinade chicken pieces in garlic cloves, citrus juice, onion and bell pepper for at least one hour.
  2. Heat oil and brown chicken.
  3. Add onion, pepper and citrus from the marinade.
  4. Add tomato sauce, raisins, olives, capers, Sherry, salt & pepper.
  5. Add water to cover the chicken.
  6. Add the potato pieces in the last 20 minutes of cooking.
  7. Wonderful over fluffy or steamed white rice.


Most Helpful

Very delicious, I added some bay leaves and some sangria, it gave it more flavor, my husband and I really enjoy the recipe, pretty easy to follow. Thank you Cocinera!

Caribbean_starfruit March 17, 2009

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