Chicken and artichoke fricassee


Prep + cook time 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves 4


Chicken –

  • 8 chicken drumsticks (1.2kg)
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 (375ml) cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Sauce –

  • 1 1/4 cups (310ml) pouring cream
  • 125g baby spinach leaves
  • 680g canned artichokes, drained, halved
  • 1 tablespoon oregano



  1. Brown chicken in batches and remove from pan.
  2. Cook onion and garlic until onion softens. Add wine, stock, rind and juice. Bring to the boil. Return chicken to pan, reduce heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes
  3. Uncover and simmer for 10 minutes
  4. Place chicken in bowls.


  1. Combine cream, spinach, artichokes and oregano in pan with sauce mixture. bring to the boil. reduce heat and simmer uncovered until sauce thickens slightly – 2 minutes.
  2. Pour sauce over chicken.

Serve with steamed rice


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