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Picante Chicken Fricassee


Picante is Spanish for spicy. Fricassee means poultry stewed in a cream sauce. This dish is a brown fricassee in which the chicken is sautéed before the cream is added, allowing the flavors to fully develop.

What You Need

  • 1 1/4 cups light cream
  • 2 small jalapeños, seeds removed & diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast, halved
  • 1/4 cup Lea & Perrins® The Original Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest


  1. In a blender or food processor, purée cream and jalapeño, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, generously sprayed with nonstick cooking spray then placed over medium-high heat, briefly sauté garlic and add chicken.
  3. Sauté for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through.
  4. Deglaze pan with Worcestershire Sauce.
  5. Stir in cream mixture and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
  8. To serve, slice chicken, top with sauce and garnish with lemon zest.
  9. Tip: If sauce becomes too thick, add additional Tbsp. of cream and tsp. of Worcestershire Sauce.
Cooking time (duration)

25 Minutes

Number of servings (yield)

4 Servings



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Ratings & Reviews

2 reviews

Perfect quick and yummy weeknight dinner....thanks for sharing this's a winner!
Bobbi P. – 10/22/2014 –

I love finding new chicken recipes! This is quick, easy and delish!!
Cerra S. – 11/21/2014 –

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