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Quick French Chicken Stew

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Chicken Fricassée, a quintessential French stew, embodies the simplicity and elegance of rustic French cooking. This dish, with its tender chicken pieces bathed in a creamy, herb-infused sauce, brings a piece of the French countryside to your table. The combination of earthy mushrooms, aromatic herbs, and the subtle tang of Dijon mustard creates a symphony of flavors that is both comforting and sophisticated.

Whether you’re looking for a cozy meal to warm up your evenings or a simple yet impressive dish to serve to guests, Chicken Fricassée fits the bill perfectly. Its preparation is straightforward, but the result is nothing short of spectacular. Serve this delightful stew with a side of crusty bread or over a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes to soak up the exquisite sauce. It’s a testament to the beauty of French cuisine, where even the most humble ingredients can be transformed into a dish worthy of celebration.

Full Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 200g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

Directions:

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  1. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on all sides, then set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, cook onion and garlic until softened.
  4. Add mushrooms; cook until browned.
  5. Sprinkle flour over vegetables, stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Gradually add chicken broth and white wine, scraping up browned bits.
  7. Return chicken to skillet, cover, and simmer until cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  8. Stir in heavy cream, Dijon mustard, thyme, and tarragon. Cook until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  9. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes
Kcal: 450 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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