Passover Chicken Fricassee

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

Even my FFF cousin makes this lol. Good for during the year too and low fat. I know some people have the minhag not to use garlic during Passover - you can omit but it won't be as good. Adapted from Steven Raichlen's Healthy Jewish Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the chicken in a bowl and toss with the garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Let marinate for 15 minutes while you make the sauce.
  3. Heat the oil in a large, heavy saucepan.
  4. Add the onion and pepper and cook until soft but not brown- about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic, paprika and hot pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomato paste and fry for 30 seconds.
  7. Add the chopped peeled tomatoes with their juice to the pan with the tomato sauce and 2 tablespoons parsley.
  8. Simmer the sauce until thick and richly flavoured- 10 to 15 minutes- stirring often.
  9. Add sugar if too acidic.
  10. Blend or process the sauce if you don't like chunky sauce.
  11. Stir the chicken into the sauce and simmer until cooked, about 15 minutes.
  12. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Serve garnished with remaining parsley.


Most Helpful

Basic, yummy, perfect, thank you for sharing this dish. Lolly

Lalaloob July 26, 2007

Wow i'm really glad I tried this.. this was delicious! Due to personal preference, I probably added 4x the garlic overall and probably marinated the chicken a bit longer. Since we like our chicken well done to the MAX, I first sauteed the chicken for 5 minutes and then when the chicken turned white and the juices started to come out, I added it to the sauce after it had simmered for 5min or so. Finally I allowed the chicken/sauce mixture to simmer for 20-25min until thick and delicious. I don't think it needed any sugar, but I added 1 tsp of it anyways. I hope more people try this dish... Thanks!

hippeastrum May 12, 2005

This dish is delish!! My family got tired of the basic chicken dish & Matzo Brie! My kids even ate it cold! I'll make it again even when it's not Pesach. A-1!!

Shosh April 28, 2005

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