Fricase’ de Pollo

Recipe: Fricase’ de Pollo

Summary: Wonderful dish that is packed with flavor. Easy to make ahead and reheats nicely.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken)
  • 3 cans diced tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves,
  • diced bay leaves
  • 2 t. oregano
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c. white cooking wine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 12 green olives
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • salt to taste


There are two ways I do this dish.

First Way: 

  1. If I am using fresh, raw (not cooked) chicken, I put all the ingredents, including the chicken, in a large Dutch oven on top of the stove.
  2. I bring it to a boil, and then reduce and simmer for about an hour, or until the chicken is cooked all the way through and tender.


2nd way

  1. If I am using chicken I previously cooked and froze, I put all the ingredients – except the cooked chicken – in the pot and simmer them for about an hour until the veggies are tender and yummy.
  2. Then, I put the cooked chicken in the pot with the cooked veggies for about 15 more minutes until the chicken is heated thoroughly.

Cooking time (duration): 20

Diet (other): Reduced fat, High protein

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: Spanish

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