Chicken Frederico

Chicken Frederico

Chicken Frederico, Italian comfort food at its best! A delicious roasted chicken accented by the piquant addition of peppers, onions and fragrant tarragon, makes this a go-to dish you'll enjoy all year long.

Author: Chef Jasper Mirabile, Jr.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter, salted
  • 1 Whole fresh, neverfrozen chicken
  • 6 Jasper's Italian Sausage Links
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 green or red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups Pinot Grigio
  • 28 ounces Italian Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Green Peas
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, tarragon, rosemary, thyme
  • 3 potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash chicken and cut into legs, thighs, breasts and wings.
  2. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Heat Plugra butter in a 4 qt braising pot, add chicken and sausage and brown for 10 minutes.
  3. Add peppers and onions and cook until onions are translucent.
  4. Place chicken, onions, peppers and remaining ingredients - except potatoes and peas -  into a large baking dish and bake 30-45 minutes.
  5. Add potatoes and peas and bake another 30 minutes.