Chicken Chasseur

Edited by Seighart, Eng, Rebecca M., Graeme and 3 others

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This dish is a timeless French classic that may be welcomed, wherever you go. The combination of chicken, mushrooms, and onions in a tomato and wine sauce creates a hearty meal that will be a family favorite. Taken literally, the name means "hunter's chicken" and takes you back to a time when mushrooms and game birds taken from the forest were used to make up this traditional autumn dish. This dish is perfectly paired with mashed potatoes.

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Chicken Chasseur

Ingredients

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  1. 1
    2 tablespoons oil
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  2. 2
    4 bone-in chicken breasts
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  3. 3
    1 teaspoon of salt
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  4. 4
    1 medium onion, chopped
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  5. 5
    350 grams (about 2 cups) sliced mushrooms
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  6. 6
    2 cloves garlic, minced (if using prepared garlic, use 2 tbsp.)
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    about 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
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  8. 8
    90 ml (about 1/2 cup) very dry white wine or vermouth
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  9. 9
    160 ml (about 3/4 cup) chicken stock
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    240 ml (about 1 cup) crushed canned tomatoes, drained
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  11. 11
    about 1/4 teaspoon thyme
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  12. 12
    30 grams (about 2 1/2 tablespoons) parsley, freshly chopped
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Procedure

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  1. 1
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat
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  2. 2
    Season chicken with salt and pepper.
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  3. 3
    Cook the chicken until brown, turning frequently to evenly brown
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  4. 4
    Remove chicken from pan and pour off all but 1 to 2 tablespoons of fat from the pan.
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  5. 5
    Add butter and reduce heat to low
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  6. 6
    Add onions and cook until they become translucent, stirring frequently to avoid burning; this will take about 5 minutes.
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  7. 7
    Raise heat to medium high and add mushroom and garlic
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    Cook until all the mushrooms are well browned, stirring occasionally.
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  8. 8
    Add flour to cook, stirring for 30 seconds.
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  9. 9
    Bring liquid to a simmer.
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    Add chicken stock, tomatoes, and thyme
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    Stir ingredients together.
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    Add chicken and any juice that has accumulated
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    Cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through. This will take around 1 minute.
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    Stir in parsley and serve with mashed potato or steamed rice.
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Mashed Potato

Ingredients

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  1. 1
    1 kg russet potatoes
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    6 tablespoons butter
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  3. 3
    1/2 cup softened cream cheese
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  4. 4
    1/4 cup half and half
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  5. 5
    1 teaspoon seasoned salt
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  6. 6
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Procedure

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  1. 1
    Wash and clean the potatoes and peel.
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    Cut into quarters.
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    Bring a good amount of water to a full simmer before adding in the quartered potatoes
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    Cook for a good 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
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    Drain the potatoes in a colander
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    Bring it back to the pot you've used to boil the potatoes.
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    Place over low heat and then mash for about 1 minute and 30 seconds
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    Just so that steam comes out, and most of the potatoes and mashed but not all.
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    Add in the butter, cream cheese and half and half, then continue mashing until smooth in texture.
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    Add the seasoned salt and ground black pepper
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    Mash again for about 1 minute or until the seasoning fully incorporated with the mashed potatoes.
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    Transfer into a baking dish and top with slices of butter.
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  9. 9
    Bake in the preheated oven (350 degrees) for about 20-30 minutes or until warmed through.
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Notes

  • The consistency of the chicken chasseur sauce must be thick enough to coat the chicken, but not so thin that it runs on the plate.
  • If you do not have available half and half for the mashed potatoes, you can substitute it with heavy cream or all purpose cream.
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Note: photos above are just sample brands of the ingredients. This does not mean that the same brands are needed in preparing this recipe. You can always change things according to your preferences.

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Categories : Meats & Main Dishes

Recent edits by: Rafah Perlado, Robbi, Graeme

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