Cuban Chicken Fricassee A Family Favorite

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This recipe for the Cuban Chicken Fricassee is part of a sponsored collaboration with Sedano’s and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Cuban Chicken Fricassee or Fricasé de Pollo a la Cubana
Cuban Chicken Fricassee or Fricasé de Pollo a la Cubana

The Cuban Chicken Fricassee is one of those favorite dishes at our dinner table. My husband is Cuban, he was born in La Havana and migrated to Brooklyn when he was just 5 years old. My mother in law has so many stories to tell about this time when they arrived from Cuba to New York and then when they decided to move to Orlando to make it their home for the last forty years.

Ingredients for making the Cuban Chicken Fricassee
Ingredients for making the Cuban Chicken Fricassee

I am Mexican came from Mexico City to Orlando fifteen years ago and during all these years that I have been married and adopted by my Cuban family I have embraced a lot of the Cuban flavors and traditions.

Visit Sedano’s and buy all the ingredients for the Cuban Chicken Fricassee
Visit Sedano’s and buy all the ingredients for the Cuban Chicken Fricassee

Mexican families and Cuban families have a lot in common. We love our family and it is the center of who we are and what we do. We are always together and love to enjoy hearty dishes like this Cuban Chicken Fricassee which connects us to my husband’s Cuban cultural heritage.

Fricasé de Pollo a la Cubana

Cuban Chicken Fricassee

Chef Adriana Martin
My recipe for this Cuban chicken fricassee is inspired in the original and I have added few ingredients of my own. Like fresh orange juice, which pairs very nicely with the tomato sauce and adds a sweet balance
3 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Cuban Cuisine
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole chicken cut in pieces
  • 1 bottle of sour orange juice
  • 1 package of latino seasoning
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of herbes de provence
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato chicken bouillon
  • 1 fresh tomato diced
  • 1 cup of pimento caper olives “alcaparrado”
  • 1 can 8 oz of red sweet pimentos cut in strips (4 pimentos)
  • 2 cans 8 oz each of tomato puree
  • 1 cup of orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 cups of frozen petite peas

Instructions
 

  • Cut the chicken, season with the latino seasoning powder and marinate in sour orange overnight or at least 2 hours. Dust the chicken with the flour and sear on both sides. The flour will add flavors and also will help the sauce to thick.
  • In the same pot add the herbes de provence, the tomato chicken bouillon, the fresh diced tomato, the olives, the pimentos, the tomato puree and the orange juice.
  • Cover the pot and let it simmer for 30 minutes until chicken is tender. I am using a dutch oven to keep temperature even and allow the chicken to be tender.
  • When the chicken is cooked add the peas and simmer for another 5 minutes. Doing this addition at the end to avoid peas lose their green bright color.
  • Serve the Cuban Chicken Fricassee with white rice, plantains and a glass of iced cold malta.
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My recipe for this Cuban chicken fricassee is inspired in the original and I have added few ingredients of my own. Like fresh orange juice, which pairs very nicely with the tomato sauce and adds a sweet balance. Watch the video and learn how to make this recipe

The Cuban chicken fricassee I am serving the traditional way. With white rice and plantains and paired with an ice cold malta. Another Cuban tradition and my husband’s childhood favorite. In the table I am adding some chipotle sauce because we Mexicans cannot live without a spicy sauce and the chipotles pair very nicely with this dish.

This chicken fricassee is inspired in my suegra’s original recipe
This chicken fricassee is inspired in my suegra’s original recipe

Preserving our roots and bringing the latino traditional flavors to our table it is very important. So that we can teach our children who we are and from where we come from and how our culture tastes. In that manner we will connect them to our cultural heritage via the food we enjoy as a family. Our grandson loves all our Spanish latino food, and he has become a fan of a lot of the Cuban favorites. Like arroz moro and picadillo and not to mention flan and those guava pastelitos.

Serving the Cuban Chicken Fricassee with white rice, sweet plantains and and ice cold malta drink
Serving the Cuban Chicken Fricassee with white rice, sweet plantains and and ice cold malta drink

I am glad we have a Sedano’s store near us. There, I can find many of the ingredients we love. For this recipe I am using some of their own branded products to achieve that authentic flavor.

Saborea tu cultura with Sedano’s and cook this Cuban Chicken Fricassee
Saborea tu cultura with Sedano’s and cook this Cuban Chicken Fricassee

Saborea tu cultura and visit your local Sedano’s soon. Sedano’s has everything to make this Cuban Chicken Fricassee  just like my suegra’s original recipe. Visit sedanos.com for more recipe ideas and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Hanady @ Recipe Nomad

Mmm! This looks divine! The perfect Sunday dinner with the family! Thanks for sharing your family’s favorite recipe with us!

Heather

What a gorgeous dish! I absolutely love Cuban food and your recipe is perfect! Adding the orange flavor with the spicy is such a delightful combination.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan

What a lovely dinner this is and love the addition of orange juice. Love when we can highlight our culture in a dish. This dish will make the guests very happy.

Kylee

I so love recipes with a history and a story attached. This sounds amazing – and exactly what I’d like to eat right now!

Olivia @ Olivia\'s Cuisine

Funny how the Latin culture is so diverse. The Brazilian version of chicken fricassee is very different. I definitely need to try the Cuban style! 🙂

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