• 3 lbs boneless chicken
  • 2 white onions
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 20 plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup Merlot
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • Fresh-cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh-grated Parmesan cheese

Chicken Fricassee

This Italian version of stewed chicken is a favorite dish in many Italian and Italian-American homes. Enjoy this easy italian recipe!


1 – Rinse the chicken in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Peel and roughly chop the onions. Peel and mince the garlic. Clean and roughly chop the tomatoes. Clean the parsley and thyme, and leave whole.

2 – Heat the oil to medium-high temperature in a large heavy-bottomed pan with a lid. Brown the chicken on all sides. Add the garlic and onion, and lightly brown. Add the tomatoes, and stir for 2 minutes.

3 – Pour in the wine, and reduce by half the volume. Add the stock, herbs, and spices. Reduce heat to low.

4 – Cover, and simmer for 90 minutes. Serve sprinkled with the Parmesan cheese.

Serves 8 to 10