|Place of origin||Sweden|
|Created by||Ove Jacobsson|
|Main ingredients||Chicken, cream, chilli sauce, bananas, roasted peanuts, bacon|
Flying Jacob (Swedish: flygande Jacob/Jakob pronounced [flyːˈgandɛ jɑːˈkɔp]) is a Swedish casserole composed of chicken, cream, chilli sauce, bananas, roasted peanuts and bacon. The dish is baked in an oven and is usually served with rice and a salad.
The dish was invented by Ove Jacobsson who worked in the air freight industry, hence the name. Asked to make the main dish for a neighbourhood potluck in Stockholm in 1976, Jacobsson combined the few ingredients available to him in his refrigerator into a casserole, cooked it, and served it at the party where it was a hit. His neighbor, Anders Tunberg, worked for Allt om Mat (All about Food) magazine, and thus the recipe was first published in a Swedish cooking magazine in 1976.