Recipe of the Week - Chicken Chasseur

Another French classic often not done properly, very easy all in one pot.

Oven preheated to 170c

Preparation time 20minutes

Cooking time 1 ½ hours


2-3 tbsp olive oil

2oz butter

1-2 oz plain flour

Salt and pepper

4 Large chicken legs cut in half

1 large chopped onion

2 crushed garlic cloves

2 tbsp tomato puree

1x 400grm tin chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp fresh chopped Tarragon

Lots of fresh chopped parsley

1 bay leaf

½ bottle dry white wine

½lb sliced mushrooms

500ml good chicken stock


1. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper and dust with the flour.

2. In a frying pan add a little oil and fry the chicken pieces slowly so they colour lightly. Once all the chicken has been fried place in a casserole dish. You only need to colour not cook the chicken at this stage.

3. In the same pan, add a little more oil and all the butter. Fry your onions lightly then add your garlic and mushrooms cook for 2-3 minutes gently.

4. Put the tomato puree in and stir, then pour in the white wine until it all bubbles. Pour into the casserole dish with the chicken.

5. Add the chopped tomatoes, tarragon, bay leaf and the chicken stock.

6. Place in the pre heated oven for 1 hour covered, then the remaining ½ hour uncovered.

7. After this time, take out and check for seasoning, and sprinkle with lots of chopped parsley before you serve.