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Chicken Chasseur (Hunters Chicken)

Chicken Chasseur (Hunters Chicken)

Chicken Chasseur, or Hunters Chicken, is a classic French dish featuring chicken braised in a tomato and mushroom sauce. It is made with chicken thighs, cooked in a sauce with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, white wine, and tarragon. It's perfectly served with bread or over rice.

Chicken Chasseur (Hunters Chicken)


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 boneless chicken thighs

  • 1 cup seasoned flour

  • 2 cups sliced white mushrooms

  • 2 Tablespoons shallots, small dice

  • 3 cloves garlic, small dice

  • 1/3 cup white wine

  • 1/3 cup brandy

  • 2 Tablespoon ketchup

  • 1 ¼ cup chicken stock

  • 2/3 cup beef stock

  • 1 Tablespoon tarragon leaves

  • 2 Tablespoon heavy cream

  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Dredge the chicken thighs in the season flour-set aside

  2. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the dredged chicken skin side down and allow to sear, about 2 minutes

  3. Turn the thighs over and sear for 2 minutes, then set aside.

  4. Add more oil to the pan if needed, allow it to get hot, then add the shallots, garlic, tarragon, and mushrooms, and sauté on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until the mushrooms have cooked.  Add the ketchup, and cook until it has caramelized into a deep red color

  5. Deglaze the pan with the brandy and the wine and reduce by half

  6. Add the chicken and beef stock, bring the pan to a boil, then add the cream, stir well, and allow to come to a boil.

  7. Add the chicken thighs to the pan, reduce the heat to simmer, cover and cook for 45 minutes

  8. Adjust the sauce according to your preferences.  If it is too thick, add a little more stock, if it is too thin, reduce it a bit longer

Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with your favorite side dish

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Jun 19
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wow - this is so good

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