Origin of Chicken Fricassee
While this Tangy Turmeric Fricassee draws inspiration from vibrant Indian flavors. The classic French fricassee, a dish featuring braised meat in a creamy sauce, has inspired countless variations across cultures. In Cuba, "fricase de pollo" features tender chicken simmered in a tomato-based sauce, often enriched with olives, capers, and bell peppers, for a burst of tangy Mediterranean sunshine.
In this Turmeric Fricassee, coconut milk is used instead of traditional recipe that is made with heavy cream sauce.
How To Serve Chicken Fricassee?
Chicken Fricassee pairs with various side dishes that complement its creamy sauce.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Chicken Fricasssee:
Wine & Dine
Choosing the perfect wine to pair with Chicken Fricassee depends on several factors, including the specific ingredients and the overall flavor profile of your dish. If you're including wine in your dining experience, a white wine like Chardonnay or a red wine can complement the creamy, savory flavors of the Fricassee.
Here are a few recommendations to get you started:
- Unoaked Chardonnay: A versatile choice, unoaked Chardonnay offers up crisp citrus notes and light body that won't overpower the delicate flavors of the chicken.
- Pinot Grigio: Similar to Chardonnay but with a touch more minerality, Pinot Grigio pairs well with the creamy elements of the sauce and balances the richness of the dish.
- Sauvignon Blanc: If your fricassee has a touch of acidity or features herbs like tarragon, Sauvignon Blanc's bright, grassy notes can create a refreshing and harmonious pairing.
- Viognier: This aromatic white wine boasts floral and stone fruit aromas that complement the creamy sauce and any added mushrooms or shallots in your fricassee.
- Pinot Noir: For a lighter-bodied red option, Pinot Noir's earthy and fruity notes can complement the savory flavors of the chicken and vegetables. Opt for a cooler climate Pinot Noir with higher acidity for the best pairing.
- Côtes du Rhône Villages: This French red blend offers a touch of pepper and spice that can stand up to the richness of the fricassee without being too heavy.
Bonus Tip: Consider the additional ingredients in your fricassee. If you've used lemon juice or other acidic components, a wine with good acidity will be your best bet. If your fricassee is heavy on cream or has richer ingredients like bacon, a slightly fuller-bodied wine might be a better choice.
Ultimately, the best way to find the perfect wine pairing is to experiment! Try different options and see what you enjoy most. Remember, choosing a wine you personally like is just as important as following specific pairing guidelines.