Pollo in Fricassea – A Traditional Italian Recipe

Pollo in Fricassea – A Traditional Italian Recipe
January 19, 2017 brogi
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Pollo in Fricassea

Chicken in fricassee

Ingredients (serves 6)

• 1 large chicken
• 60 grams of ‘lard’ which is a thinly sliced cured pigs fat
• juice of 2 lemons
• 1 glass of meat broth
• 1 small bunch of chopped parsley
• 1/2 stick of cinnamon
• 1/2 onion
• 3 cloves
• 1 egg yolk
• salt and pepper
• olive oil


Cut the chicken into 12 pieces. In a large skillet , add the chopped lard and allow th chicken to brown in the fat. Remove the chicken and discard the fat. Replace the chicken in the skillet, add the juice of 1/2 lemon , the cinnamon stick and the onion with the cloves stuck in it, add 2 small pinches of salt and wet with the boiling broth , cover and let cook slowly for 30 minutes on a low flame.
Remove the chicken pieces from and let the sauce reduce for a further 3-4 minutes. Remove the onion and cinnamon, beat the egg yolk and lemon juice and add to the saucepan. As soon as the sauce begins to bubble again add the chicken, turn so the pieces are covered with the sauce, add the chopped parsley and serve hot.

NOTE: Any meat can be substituted: lamb, rabbit and veal are common substitutes.



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