Dismember a chicken and boil it in pan #1 until tender.

Boil it with onion + carrot + garlic clove, all split, and bay leaf + salt.

In pan #2, melt a few tablespoons of butter and whisk 0.4 dl of wheat flour into it.

Add 5 dl of the chicken broth from pan #1, strained, a little at a time, while whisking.

Add the shredded zest of a lemon and half of its juice.

Add salt and pepper to taste and a dash of turmeric for colour.

When the sauce has boiled for a while and thickened well, take it off the heat and whisk an egg yolk into it.

Meanwhile, cook rice and some vegetables.

The easiest way to keep the chicken warm while you get everything ready is to leave it in the surplus broth.

WARNING: do not add milk or cream to the sauce, as the citric acid will cause them to curdle.

Bo Ohlson is the father of my childhood friend Örjan. He is one of Sweden’s main authorities on pharmaceutical history.


  1. #1 Deborah
    January 29, 2011

    Thanks for putting up the recipe!

  2. #2 Birger Johansson
    January 31, 2011

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    (Yes, I know it will be incredible difficult to prove anything one way or the other)

  3. #3 AK Digger
    February 3, 2011

    Yum, yum… Just the thing for a cold Winter’s day…

  4. #4 Carl H
    February 3, 2011

    Actually you can whisk together the egg yolk and some amount of cream and add it during the last minutes, it will not curdle according to my experiences.

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