Chicken Chasseur

Chicken Chasseur

Posted by Chasseur Australia on 21st Feb 2024

Chicken chasseur-preparation by Jeff Simonetta in Chasseur Anniversary Edition French Oven

Chicken Chasseur has stood the test of time as a traditional French dish that evokes the charm of the countryside and the ingenuity of French cuisine over centuries. This modern adaptation of a classic French recipe is courtesy of Chef Jeff Simonetta.

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken Marylands
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 eschalots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 carrots, chopped into rounds
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup veal stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons cognac or brandy
  • 1 cup brown chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
    1. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, then coat in the plain flour.
    2. In a French oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken until golden brown on both sides. Remove and set aside.
    3. In the same pot, sauté the eschalots until translucent.
    4. Add minced garlic, carrot, and mushrooms, cooking until mushrooms are golden.
    5. Pour cognac into the pot and carefully ignite with a long lighter. Allow the flames to subside naturally.
    6. Add veal stock, brown chicken stock, white wine, tomato paste, thyme, tarragon, and the bay leaf. Stir well, ensuring a thorough incorporation of flavors.
    7. Nestle the seared chicken back into the skillet, ensuring each piece is coated with the luscious sauce. Simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
    8. Finally, finish the sauce by adding the butter and gently mixing through to create a creamy finish.
    9. Discard the bay leaf, sprinkle with fresh parsley, and serve this exquisite Chicken Chasseur over your choice of pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes.
Cooked and served with the Limited Edition Anniversary Celebration French Oven