Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chicken Fricassee

I made chicken fricassee the other day, its one of my favorite meals, you can make it quickly load it with veggies and it reminds me of my childhood. My Mum would always make this with left over chicken and I love it. Hubby wasn't so sure, but he is Indian. So made a fish curry for him! 
What meals do you have fun childhood memories of?


  • any amount of leftover roast chicken or buy rotisserie chicken 
  • 1 cup of milk
  • one tablespoon of all purpose flour
  • one tablespoon butter
  • a little Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 of an eggplant chopped
  • 6 mushrooms chopped
  • one small yellow squash chopped
  • one small zucchini chopped
  • 1/4 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • a little white wine if desired

  1. heat some olive oil add the onion and garlic and saute for 3 minutes
  2. then add all the vegetables and saute for 10 minutes until cooked
  3. in a separate pan, head the butter slowly stir in the flour to make a roux then add the milk little by little stirring continuously, to make a white sauce, add some herbs
  4. then mix the sauce with the vegetables and the chicken
Its great with rice or pasta 

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  1. You're so funny and honest about your husband's tastes. This chicken fricasse looks delicious, and is a great way to use up leftovers.

  2. Great standby meal to have and I am glad you have a few standby curries on hand too :)

  3. I wish I could have curries at home! My husband's family was from Bavaria, so no curry for me! Unless I go back to L.A. and eat with my friends and family there... The chicken will always go over well, as the kids love it!

  4. My Dad used to make this when I was a kid...I did not eat meat then either, but my parents tried. I did eat everything around the chicken though:) Looks amazing!

  5. I have never made a fricassee, but it sounds wonderful. I would also love to try your hubs curry. You are sweet to prepare something different for him.

  6. Nice idea for a left over chicken. Cant remember much food memories I was one of those kids who had to be fed hehehe, with all the stories and amusments hehe.

  7. Chicken fricassee is definitely one of my childhood memory dishes.
    So delicious ♥

  8. Something new to me but looks delicious...mmm

  9. Thanks for your comfort food recipe! Being back to my childhood, I was so happy to find burger sandwich in my lunch box :)

  10. Your chicken fricassee looks wonderful Rebecca. I grew up eating a lot of chicken and meat as a child of depression parents. Meat meant everything to my mother and she always bought the very best money could buy. But I think BLT's with homegrown Arkansas pink tomatoes are my childhood favorite.

  11. I love chicken fricasse! I think the curry fish sounds pretty darn delicious as well. Basically, I'll be over for dinner so just let me know when and where. :)

  12. New to me..lov the ingredients in them...

  13. Rebecca, I love this chicken fricassee too. And I am very sure that my husband wouldn't even bother to taste it...worse than your hubby.

  14. Me gusta este pollo, me quedo a comer, ¿me invitas no?

  15. I have never made chicken fricassee. I think I need to.All that zucchini lying around. Will be an adventure.

  16. I love the use of rotisserie chicken. Makes it an easy work night meal. This is a great way to use those summer veggies too!

  17. I love this, my mom used to make this often, its a great way to feed a large family!

  18. I've never had chicken fricassee. It looks like a perfect summer meal.

  19. that looks wonderful! i've never had fricassee, i need to try this!

  20. It does sounds like a fast, easy way to reinvent leftover chicken. Bookmarked.

  21. Growing up my neighbor often made a huge pot of pasta sauce and spaghetti on Sunday's. She always invited me to join them. I loved spaghetti! Still do.

    Your chicken fricassee looks delicious. This was considered a comfort food for many families. I remember this dish.

  22. You are so sweet to honor your husband's tastes. I would love your chicken fricassee! Another good way to implement the zucchini growing rampant right now ;)

  23. its such a great way to use up leftover chicken...what a flavorful dish! Too bad your hubby wouldn't try it.

  24. Looks wonderful...when I hear the word "fricassee" it makes me think of old Bugs Bunny cartoons :)

  25. I enjoy from time to time this wonderful chicken but I've no idea that has this name.

    Anyway I know that is gorgeous!!



  26. Cristine - thanks so much well thats life with hubbys I guess
    Catherine: oh thanks so much
    3 hungry tummies: oh I agree
    Leslie: oh maybe you can convert him lol
    magic of spice wow you Dad knew good eats
    adventures in domestic cooking enjoy
    Marla oh thanks both are good dishes
    Sonia thanks'
    Sushma thanks
    Peanutts oh J is a little like that
    Ana wow its so cool that so many of us ate this
    Mary thanks
    the lacquer spoon of every kid likes that lol
    Sam wow those BLT rock
    Julie come on over
    Neha thanks
    Vrinda thanks
    Angie oh you understand then
    javier sure thing
    Claudia yours will be brill
    mother rimmy oh got to love quick meals
    Mimi oh thats cool your mum also made it
    Barbara hope u try it
    teresa u will love it
    the duo dishes oh thanks enjoy
    kitvy thanks
    Velva oh wow cool neighbor
    doc thanks
    savoring time in the kitchen oh zucchini is great in it
    chef Dennis i know right
    Julie he he
    Gera oh its a popular global dish i think love it

  27. What a good way to deal with leftover chicken. Looks delicious!

  28. With all these veggies, this is just the kind of meal I crave!

  29. I don't think I ever had chicken fricassee but I love how you loaded it up with veggies. I think of meatballs, ziti, spaghetti, fried chicken, meatloaf and macaroni and cheese! Comfort food!

    I hope all is good with you Rebecca. I haven't had a chance to use the turkish spices yet but I will and I'll let you know. xoxo

  30. this looks delish! I'm always looking for new ways to use p leftover chicken. This recipe sure beats a bland casserole!

  31. I've never had this, but I like a recipe that uses up leftovers!
    In terms of a childhood food memory - I have SO many! Recently my hubbs and I were reminiscing about those flying saucer sandwiches that our moms used to make, all toasty and crisp on the outside, with spicy minced meat and ketchup on the inside ... the fun shape of a flying saucer of course :)

  32. I love your honesty! Allows the rest of us to do the same. My husband pleaded with me not to cook lentlils again last night. . . One of my favorite childhood food memories is my father making oyster stew on Sunday night. Sounds strange as I type it in, but we loved it

    I have a give-a-way on my blog of a darling cookbook with some whimsical pictures of a mother and daughter, I think you'd love it.

  33. I'm going to have to give this a try. Never had it and it looks delicious. Chicken and Noodles is my childhood memory. One of these days I'm going to blog about it.

  34. Mmm that looks so fresh and tasty—lucky husband! Especially since you cook what he likes too :) My mom is a really good cook...I even liked her meatloaf, but wouldn't eat anyone else's!

  35. Cheah thanks
    Joanne thanks oh love my veg
    Reeni your the queen of awesome comfort food lol no worries about the spices take your time
    me myself and pie hope you try it lol
    Muneeba wow that sounds so good
    Lea ann oh please do
    Christie oh thanks so sweet of you on my way over to comment
    Ellen oh thanks oh can't beat a good meatloaf and thanks so much for stopping by Rebecca

  36. I've never had this before! Beautifully presented!



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