For the sauce


  • STEP 1

    Place the chopped vegetables and chicken legs into a large pan and sprinkle over the peppercorns and salt. Cover with cold water until everything is submerged, around 700-800ml. Bring to a gentle boil over a medium heat and use a ladle to remove any scum that rises to the surface. Simmer gently for 30 mins then remove the chicken from the broth to a plate and leave to cool. Strain the broth through a fine sieve and discard all the vegetables except the carrot. Finely dice the carrot. Remove the chicken from the bone and cut into 3cm pieces.

  • STEP 2

    To make the sauce, melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat until foaming before adding the flour. Stir well to combine and cook for 1-2 mins until pale. Pour in the white wine and allow it to bubble away, until reduced completely. Slowly pour in the broth, stirring well, then pour in the cream and add the bay leaf. Simmer gently for 15-25 mins until the sauce is creamy. Season with a splash of lemon juice, salt, pepper and the nutmeg.

  • STEP 3

    Stir the chicken into the sauce along with the peas and diced cooked carrots. Gently heat for a few minutes before serving. Sprinkle over the parsley and serve with rice, if you like.

    This recipe has been provided by Das Kochrezept and not been re-tested by us.


You can use a whole chicken for chicken fricassee – you will get more meat and an even stronger broth, which is also wonderful as a soup.


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