When I was in Sweden in November 2012 and was served this extremely popular Swedish dish.
I wrinkled my nose at the look of the ingredients and thought “who can eat a mixture of
chicken, bananas, bacon, cream, salted peanuts, chilli ketchup and rice?”
I was very sceptical with my first helping, but believe it or not, this dish was actually
very nice, so nice that I will share it with you my readers.
I was told that every household in Sweden has its own variation; and this is the one I was served.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 280g sliced bacon
- ½ roasted chicken
- 200-250ml of single cream
- 150ml Heinz Hot Chilli Ketchup or use “Ketchup and a dash of liquid Chilli sauce”
- 3 large bananas – cut into 6 pieces (once lengthways; 3 times across)
- 100g salted peanuts
- Cook the bacon while the oven is preheating. See Perfect Bacon
- Preheat the oven to 220° C
- Debone the chicken and tear the meat into coarse pieces and spread evenly in a large oven dish.
- Spread the banana pieces evenly over the chicken
- Fry the bacon until crisp, remove from the pan and set aside on kitchen paper. Break into small pieces.
- De-glaze the pan with the cream and the chilli sauce, stir for 1 minute
- Pour the sauce over the dish of chicken and bananas.
- Place in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes. (no cover needed)
- Serve with rice and 1 dish each of nuts and bacon and possibly a side salad.
It was originally created by Swedish Air Freight worker Ove Jacobsson, who published it in the Swedish cooking magazine, “Allt om Mat” in the sixties.