One-pot chicken chasseur

One-pot chicken chasseur

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(344 ratings)

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

  • Freezable

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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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!
19th Feb, 2015
i "kind of" followed this ! i used 4 x large chicken breasts each cut into 3. browned onions/lardons then added m'rooms til golden. browned chicken then all back in the wok with red wine/stock. used 1 x bay leaf and a sprinkle of oregano ... and it's smelling lovely ! and the 1st "taste" is pretty good too ... thanks Good Food Mag !!!
8th Feb, 2015
This was nice, although I didn't really follow the recipe too closely due to what they had in stock. I used 5 branches of Rosemary instead of Thyme, forgot to get mushrooms, so just used some canellini and butter beans instead, and used 4 tablespoons of tomato puree rather than 2. Also used about 10 chicken breasts and drumsticks since no legs in supermarket!
5th Jan, 2015
Just lovely. I forgot to get thyme so used one of those Bouquet Garni tea-bags. Nice.
15th Dec, 2014
I made this exactly as the recipe said and it was fabulous. Normally I have to tweak things after making them once, but this recipe is perfectly spot-on. My husband loved it, my in-laws loved it, and I loved it! I'm making it again later this week. The recipe is definitely a keeper, exactly as posted.


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