Monday is President’s Day so we thought we’d wish everyone an early Happy President’s Day!
Monday will be a day to honor strong leadership of a country we love so much, thanks to our many American presidents. One such strong president (and leader) who will always come to mind on President’s Day is Abraham Lincoln; a truly pioneering and amazing man who changed our country for the better in every way.
Many of you know the history of Abraham Lincoln, but what you might not know was what his favorite meal was. We did some research and it’s been much written about that Lincoln’s favorite meal was the easy and delicious – Chicken Fricassee.
Chicken Fricassee is one of those classic chicken recipes that’s made up of simple and budget friendly ingredients, like egg noodles and mushrooms. It’s really quite easy to make! There are a lot of different versions out there; and I’m sure the actual recipe that Lincoln enjoyed so much has been lost to posterity, but we’re going to do our best with this one!
So enjoy a classic recipe on this wonderful President’s Day, and reflect on your favorite American presidents while enjoying a satisfying meal.
Recipe: Abraham Lincoln’s Favorite Chicken Fricassee
- 2 tablespoon corn oil
- 1 broiler-fryer chicken, cut in parts
- 2 cup onions, sliced
- 1 cup of frozen green peas
- 1/4 pound mushrooms, sliced
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 6 ounces wide egg noodles
- 2 tablespoon corn starch
- 1/4 cup milk
- In 5-quart dutch oven heat corn oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken a few pieces at a time. Brown well on all sides. Remove chicken.
- Drain excess fat. Add onions and mushrooms. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, salt and pepper. Stir in noodles. Add chicken.
- Bring to boil. reduce heat; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 to 30 minutes or until chicken and noodles are tender. Add peas and stir.
- With slotted spoon remove chicken and noodles. Keep warm.
- Stir together corn starch and milk. Stir into dutch oven. Stirring constantly, bring to boil and boil 1 minute.
- Serve over chicken and noodles.
Number of servings (yield): 4
We hope you all enjoy this recipe and have a great weekend!