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Chicken Fricassee Mauritian Style


  • 12-16 dried shiitake mushrooms

  • olive oil

  • 1 chicken, jointed

  • 1-2 large onions, finely sliced

  • 4 small-medium garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tspn grated fresh ginger

  • 1-2 chillies, finely sliced

  • 6 ripe tomatoes, cut in thin wedges

  • ½ tspn ground cinnamon

  • freshly ground salt and pepper

  • a splash of soy sauce

  • a splash of oyster sauce

  • 1 tspn fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 cup chicken stock


  • 1.

    Soak the shiitakes in hot water for about 30 mins. Then drain and cut

  • 2.

    In 4, discarding the stalks.

  • 3.

    At the same time, heat a thin layer of oil in a sauté or non-stick pan and gently cook the chicken, covered, for about 8-9 mins, turning 2-3 times.

  • 4.

    Remove the chicken, turn the heat up and gently sauté the onions, garlic, ginger and chillies until lightly browned, stirring now and again.

  • 5.

    Add the tomatoes, cinnamon, seasonings, soy and oyster sauce. Then add the thyme and stock. Stir and gently simmer until thickish and fragrant.

  • 6.

    Return the chicken to the pan, together with any juices and bury in the sauce. Cover and gently cook for 10-15 mins, turning a couple of times and adding more stock if needed.

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Posted by Report
mauritian food we like it simple no mushrooms soy or oyster sause
Posted by Report
mauritian food we like it simple no mushrooms or soy oyster sause