Monday, November 29, 2010

Chicken Fricassee with Mashed Potatoes

This is a meal my mom would make a lot when I was a kid.  It is great for those leftovers you may be getting sick of or if you want a good comfort meal.  My mom calls it chicken fricassee, but I don't know what the real name of it may be, all I know is it is delish!

Chicken Fricassee
from: my mom

  • 1/2 an onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup or more of peas and corn (or whatever your preference may be)
  • 2 cups chicken (or turkey) torn up into bite size pieces (precooked!)
  1. Melt butter over medium heat.  When butter is melted, add onions and saute until translucent.
  2. Sprinkle flour over this mixture once onions are ready.  Whisk until all of the flour is absorbed.  Cook this mixture and stir very often for about 3-5 minutes.  You want to make sure that you cook it long enough to get all of the raw flour flavor out.
  3. Whisk in milk and broth.  You will want to whisk it good, or there might be lumps! 
  4. Stir often over medium heat until the mixture starts to bubble.  You will also notice that the gravy will begin to thicken at this point, like magic!
  5. When it gets pretty thick (like it would coat the back of a spoon), turn the heat to low. Now, add the peas and corn (frozen still is fine, that's why the heat is still on!) and chicken.
  6. Finally, add salt and pepper to taste.  Don't add too much salt without tasting it because broth can be kind of salty!
  7. Pour over your favorite mashed potatoes on each individual plate (homemade or boxed, I won't tell!), but don't combine it all until you are ready to eat, it might get a little soupy.
  8. Leftovers are super good :)
Thanks Mom!

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