One-pot chicken chasseur

One-pot chicken chasseur

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This French bistro classic is easy to make at home and fabulous with creamy mash or crusty bread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal439
  • fat28g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein35g
  • salt1.11g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 4 chicken leg
  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 200g pack small button or chestnut mushroom
    Mushroom

    Mushroom

    mush-room

    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 225ml red wine
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 thyme sprigs

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 500ml chicken stock

Method

  1. Heat the oil and half the butter in a large lidded casserole. Season the chicken, then fry for about 5 mins on each side until golden brown. Remove and set aside.

  2. Melt the rest of the butter in the pan. Add the onion, then fry for about 5 mins until soft. Add garlic, cook for about 1 min, add the mushrooms, cook for 2 mins, then add the wine. Stir in the tomato purée, let the liquid bubble and reduce for about 5 mins, then stir in the thyme and pour over the stock. Slip the chicken back into the pan, then cover and simmer on a low heat for about 1 hr until the chicken is very tender.

  3. Remove the chicken from the pan and keep warm. Rapidly boil down the sauce for 10 mins or so until it is syrupy and the flavour has concentrated. Put the chicken legs back into the sauce and serve.

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johnpmcguire
4th Jul, 2011
5.05
great recipe all the family loved it
fmcroberts
28th Jun, 2011
5.05
Lovely. I used skinless chicken breasts and more oil/less butter to cut the fat content and threw in some carrots to up the vegetable content.
irene5269
14th Jun, 2011
Good GOD this was good! I was SO pleased with myself when I taste-tested the finished dish. The mushrooms were AMAZING and the chicken was tender and juicy. I really can't say enough about how good this was. The sauce was....outstanding, really. I made this dish with mashed potatoes and the next day I used some left over sauce to make a small plate of risotto for my toddler (she's particular and won't eat potatoes but LOVES rice!) and she ate TWO helpings! Yay!!! I would really like to try this recipe with carrots and celery as suggested by the other posters here. I'm so happy I found this site!!!!!!!!!!
peaches_xuk
14th Jun, 2011
4.05
I made this at the weekend and everyone loved it - particularly my 10 year old son (who is generally a very small eater), and who asked for seconds. I made it with chicken thighs instead of legs.
claireandrussell
12th Jun, 2011
5.05
Absolutely delicious! I banged everything into a slow cooker( i replaced the mushrooms with big chunky carrot's) it bubbled away nicely for 4 hours (because the slow cooker creates more liquid I used only half the amount of stock) The room was filled with such a mouth watering red wine smell and the chicken melted in your mouth! I cooked it for a dinner party and it went down a storm, I served it with whole grain mustard creamy mash! Perfecto!
melaniejb1
5th Jun, 2011
5.05
Gorgeous recipe! I added an extra onion as mine were only small and a couple of extra cloves of garlic! Yummmmmmmmm!
cilantro_queen
29th May, 2011
5.05
This went down a storm with guests and has received many compliments. I will make time and again. I would however double everything as two guests polished off all the above quantities which were supposedly for 4 people.
patann
19th May, 2011
5.05
I used chicken thighs and it was delicious. I am making it again to give guests over the weekend.
judithharvey
12th May, 2011
4.05
Really tasty family meal. Easy to make and went down a treat with everyone. Served with rice and crusty bread.
gurner
7th May, 2011
5.05
This dish is amazing! We use chicken thighs instead but they work brilliantly! Served with creamy mash its a treat to eat and everyone loves it! A favourite in our house now, all year!!

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