Chicken Fricassee Recipe

Serves 4 

For the Fricassee

2 onions
2 tins of tomatoes
350 ml chicken stock
2 bay leaves
1/4tsp dried chili flakes
2 carrots cut into batons
1 pkt sugar snap peas,
2 stalks celery

For the Marinade

Juice of 1 lemon

3 cloves of garlic crushed

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

pinch of salt

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes

4 chicken breast


Chop chicken breasts and rub with the juice of a lemon. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a plastic food bag, add chicken pieces. Make sure the pieces are coated fully, tie the bag and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Check the marinade is coating the chicken from time to time. Drain off the marinade but keep to one side. Begin to brown the chicken pieces in a wok, a few pieces at a time set all the browned chicken aside. Chop the onions and add to the same pan and leave to soften. Add the tins of tomatoes & cook down to a thick sauce. Add back the chicken together with chicken stock & the remaining marinade. Bring back to boil & then simmer until chicken is fully cooked. Add vegetables (small florets of broccoli, batons of carrots, sugar snap peas, peas, celery, or whatever is in the fridge) into the sauce to cook

Serve with basmati rice

La Sagrada Familia

The Basílica de la Sagrada Família, also known as the Sagrada Família, is a large unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed by Spanish/Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, his work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Catherine and Michael take a trip to Montjuïc Castle which sits at the top of the hill. It is an old military fortress that has always been linked closely to the city. It is now used as an observation deck from which visitors can get a fantastic view over Barcelona. You can either walk up to the Castle or take the cable car.

Santa Caterina Market- Sausages

Catherine and Michael meet Alex Cardona who ash them sample the delights of his favorite sausage, Botifarra d’ou, which they eat in Barcelona on ‘Fatty Thursday’, just before lent.