Bowl of chicken fricassee with cornbread and vegetable garnishes
Soups and Stews

Savory and Aromatic

Fricassee is an odd word for a rather sophisticated cooking process that dates back centuries and which, with a little bit of effort, produces an amazing result. Building upon the base of peppers, onions, garlic and aromatic herbs, chicken is first sautéed to release juices and build that wonderful flavor that only comes from browning in a pan, then braised over low, moist heat to incorporate all the wonderful flavors into the meat and tenderize each ingredient. This healthy preparation adds flavor instead of fat and sodium.

Prep Instructions

  • Yield: 15 (1 ¾ cup) servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup pimientos, drained and diced
  • 1/2 cup sofrito
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 1/2 dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 48 ounces fresh chicken breast, cut into large chunks
  • 1 pound (4 cups) russet potatoes, chopped
  • 12 ounces (2 cups) carrot, diced large
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 quart low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (optional)


  1. In a stock pot add the olive oil and sauté the onions, sofrito, pimiento pepper, herbs, and spices.
  2. Add chicken and sear, then add the tomato sauce. Add the potatoes and chicken broth.
  3. Simmer over medium heat until softly boiling, then cover and lower heat to medium low. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from heat and serve with cilantro.

Nutritional Data

Calories: 184
Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 61 mg
Sodium: 510 mg
Carbohydrates: 12 g
Fiber: 2.5 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 23 g
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