One-pot chicken chasseur

One-pot chicken chasseur

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal439
  • fat28g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein35g
  • salt1.11g
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  • 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 is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 4 chicken legs
  • 1 onion, chopped



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

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



    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


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

  • 500ml chicken stock


  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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7th Dec, 2015
Husband made this tonight, what a treat after a tiring shift at work. It was so tasty, apparently it thickened up lovely so he didn't need to add any thickening agents i.e. Cornflour. The sauce element I reckon would be great used with steak & veg so we are going to do this again & have steak instead of chicken in this pot.
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Shirley Valentine
28th Sep, 2015
Made this exactly as stated (unusual for me as I generally tweak a recipe slightly without deviating too much from the original) and it was absolutely delicious. I did however, cook it in the oven rather than on the hob as I made it in a wide, shallow cast iron pot (which I felt would cook more evenly in the oven), before reducing the sauce on the stove. The sauce was rich and very flavoursome while the chicken fell off the bone it was so tender. Served with mash and seasonal veg. A hit all round with the family and I will definitely be making it again soon. Highly recommend this recipe.
23rd Sep, 2015
Delicious. I stuck to the recipe and it went down very well. Tastes expensive!
22nd Sep, 2015
Absolutely fabulous dish! Easy to make and more importantly tasted delicious. I added carrots with the mushrooms and flour, like another user, to thicken the sauce quicker. Will be making again!
30th Aug, 2015
An easy dish to cook and so delicious! I served it with potato mash and lightly steamed green beans. I was very impressed and will certainly be making it again!
30th Jul, 2015
Really good recipe, followed it except I cooked it for about 45 minutes and then reduced for 10 minutes. Tasted amazing! Will definitely be making this again!
30th May, 2015
I made this for my bosses, and it was such a hit, I was asked to make double the quantity for their friends two days later! The only changes I made was to add a sliced carrot per person at the start with the onions, and stirred in a couple of teaspoons of flour just after the mushrooms, before the liquid, to help thicken the sauce. Once finished, pop it in the oven on low, until you are ready to eat. Definately one to have up your sleeve for easy entertaining.
18th Apr, 2015
Thank you, lovely recipe, really delicious :) I used chicken thighs, but only because I had them in, will definitely try with legs next time, x
13th Apr, 2015
Really tasty, followed the recipe, but used 'light' red wine to reduce calories and still tasted great. Chicken stayed moist, however, I only cooked for 45mins then reduced sauce for 10mins - perferct.
1st Mar, 2015
Loved this recipe!


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