Simple Chicken Fricassee with Peas and Carrots
Why This Recipe Works
A chicken fricassee is nothing more than poached chicken and its cooking liquid, from which a simple sauce is made. To get the best flavor and to avoid a long cooking time for our chicken fricassee recipe, we used chicken broth and wine rather than water for the poaching liquid, and sautéed the chicken (we liked a whole chicken broken down into eight pieces, but chicken thighs alone work well, too) before poaching (for a brown fricassee). We finished our chicken fricassee recipe with half-and-half (using a light hand), lemon juice, and parsley.