One-pot chicken chasseur

One-pot chicken chasseur

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
439
protein
35g
carbs
7g
fat
28g
saturates
10g
fibre
2g
sugar
6g
salt
1.11g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 25g butter
  • 4 chicken legs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g pack small button or chestnut mushrooms
  • 225ml red wine
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 500ml chicken stock

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2009

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sasspot's picture
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Absolutely delicious!!!

strawberrys's picture
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This is a very tasty dish. Could not find any fresh thyme springs so used a little sprinkle of dried.. It worked just as well. Very pleased :)

tarazeisel's picture
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Really lovely dish but cut down on the butter. Easy to make!

tinyvella's picture

Was lovely. Chicken was v tender. Only thing I'd change next time is add cornflour to thicken sauce, it was a little watery and my man spilt it on his jeans lol !!

jacquicornaby's picture
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Very easy and tasty - didn't have fresh thyme but used dried and was fine.

ducknbunny's picture
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5 stars as this went down remarkably well with my brother and partner who I made it for. Having scorned at using 'chicken legs' as he doesn't like meat on the bone my partner decided that he atually did...often the case I find when you put something tasty on the table.
This was really easy to do and a good classic dish. I prepared it ahead and froze it which worked a treat. An easy one to do again.

xpinkiix's picture
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forgot to rate!!!

xpinkiix's picture
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I made this for tea tonight and it was lovely, The chicken was so tender it just fell off the bone . Will definitely be making this again.

zumbacath's picture
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A lovely recipe for all the family, went down a treat!

lizleicester's picture
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Had to do a version without mushrooms due to fussy offspring, but the result was still delicious and a fantastic way to cook (v cheap) chicken quarters. Served with honey glazed roast carrots and french bread.

charliecroft's picture
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Thank you Mr Martin for this recipe! This recipe is wonderful and I would heartily recommend anyone try it, we served it with creamy mash and mange tout, even the children enjoy it. I didn't have any Thyme so used a teaspoon and half of Herbs de Provence instead which worked beautifully. What better meal to have on a cold foggy winters evening! Excellent!

hamish1949's picture
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STUNNING - made the day before and did not reduce sauce at end as wanted to feed 4 hungry people including 2 teenage boys. served with mash and kale. Absolutely wonderful and very easy to prepare for a very fast reheated meal. Will make this again and again. Has anyone tried this in a slow cooker as I think that would make it even easier?

hazelk2909's picture
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just had this for tea with mashed potato and it was gorgeous. used diced chicken breasts and carrots instead of mushrooms. next time i will have it with crusty bread. yummy

melissas's picture
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A really simple and delicious dish. I was amazed how easy it was to cook! I served it with green french beans, crusty bread and a glass of red. Perfect!

tabs13713's picture

Really delicious. Great for dinner parties. I made with chicken thighs and added a couple of extras so that there was sufficient meat for a serving of 4. I also added celery,couple of baby new potatoes, butter beans,bacon lardons and a tin of chopped tomatoes just to bulk it up a bit. I served with a loaf of fresh bread. Perfect! Everyone loved it and it's now a firm favourite when we have guests. Nice an easy and leaves you free to enjoy the evening! Highly recommend.

Fridays cook's picture
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Very simple and tastes great.

chezwellington's picture
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This is currently mine and my husband's favourite dish. It's so easy to make yet tastes restaurant quality: the chicken just falls of the bone and melts in the mouth and the sauce is lovely and rich. It does take a fair while to reduce the sauce down at the end though, but it's worth it to get a nice thick sauce. However, to save time once I cheated and added some gravy granuals to thicken it up and it still tasted glorious. It also freezes well and tastes the same second round. Will be making it again for a dinner party soon.

Fridays cook's picture
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Easy to make and tastes great.

dbkrantz's picture
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Being French and having moved to the UK with none of my mother's recipes, I was happy to find this one.

It tasted just like it used to back in Paris. The flavours blend and it turned out to be just perfect. The chicken was tender and well cooked and the sauce was excellant.

I didn't have thyme at the time so I used dry thyme and it turned out perfect. I would also recommend adding a bouquet garni/ Bay leaf.

lottied24's picture

Delicious! Did it in the slow cooker for a few hours, it just got better. Used thighs and the meat just fell off the bone

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