Katie Maher’s Fricassee Chicken with Basmati Rice

Katie Maher’s Fricassee Chicken with Basmati Rice

Featured on Episode 4 of Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio on RTÉ One

Serves 4

The Ingredients


  • 2 onions
  • 2 tins of tomatoes
  • 350 ml chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4tsp dried chili flakes
  • 2 carrots cut into batons
  • 1 pkt sugar snap peas,
  • 2 stalks celery


  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 4 chicken breast

The Method


Chop chicken breasts and rub with juice of lemon. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in plastic food bag, add chicken pieces. Make sure the pieces are coated fully, tie the bag and leave to marinade in fridge for at least 2 hours.


Check the marinade is coating the chicken from time to time. Drain off the marinade but keep to one side


Begin to brown the chicken pieces in a wok, a few pieces at a time, set all the browned chicken aside. Chop the onions and add to the same pan and leave to soften. Add the tins of tomatoes & cook down to a thick sauce.


Add back the chicken together with chicken stock & the remaining marinade. Bring back to boil & then simmer until chicken is fully cooked.


Add vegetables (small florets of broccoli, batons of carrots, sugar snap peas, peas, celery or whatever is in the fridge) into the sauce to cook. Serve with basmati rice