One-pot chicken chasseur

One-pot chicken chasseur

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(336 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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2nd Jun, 2013
I've made this numerous times now and it has become a firm favourite with our children (8 & 4). Really easy to make and really tasty too.
1st May, 2013
This is a great meal, but I tried a couple of changes which worked well. I used herbs du provence instead of thyme, used white wine instead of red. Softened chopped celery with the onions and put some baby carrots in it whilst it bubbled away in the slow cooker.
25th Apr, 2013
Very easy to make and really really tasty! Will definitely make this again!!
29th Mar, 2013
Excellent dish, I have made it a few times now and everyone has loved it. If you were to make it the day before, would it be best to reheat on the hob or in the oven and how long do you think? Thanks.
25th Mar, 2013
Simple and delicious with ingredients that you have readily available in the cupboard . I Went with the advice given by a reviewer to add a tin of chopped tomatoes and it made it even tastier. One of my favourite meals to make in bulk and freeze the extra!
23rd Mar, 2013
Simple, inexpensive, and deliciously French. Reminds me of a dish I had in Marseille not too long ago. 5 stars!
17th Mar, 2013
Wow, this was yummy! I added bacon and extra veggies ( carrots, swede and celery) and the combination of flavours was tasty. Served with mash and peas...plates all empty. Roaring success.
10th Mar, 2013
Amazing! Works so well with the mash. Will certainly do again
28th Feb, 2013
This is great dish, I've cooked it as both midweek dinner and special occasions and is always a winner. I put it in the oven at 180 rather than on the hob and prepare about 2 hours in advance, just put in and forget about it.
13th Feb, 2013
A favourite of my Husband and me!! I threw in some carrots and used some of those tiny onions which I get frozen so can just throw them straight in the pan! Easy! Also used Chicken breasts as thats what I had in the freezer at the time but I still followed the recipe and found the chicken to be a little dry.. will reduce the cooking time next time if using breast meat. Served with new pots, asparagus and baby broccoli.. YUM!


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