Chicken Chasseur – My Family Ties

I really enjoy it when a recipe turns out to be a family favourite and this recipe is such a winner in our house that every time I make it all the plates are clear at the end. This is not a traditional Chasseur recipe, but has been adapted with children in mind, however it is prepared in a traditional way, i.e. all of the flavour is coming from the preparation and cooking as opposed to additives with the exception of the wine. 

This recipe was an ad hoc idea we decided upon while we were at Tesco’s doing the usual weekly shop when we thought we would get the wine first and come up with the food second. Tesco Wines had a good special offer on a case of Wairau Cove Marlborough Savignon Blanc dry white wine (it works out at £7.99 per bottle for a case of 12) and as my OH is a New Zealander he is very biased! We usually opt to purchase by the case as the value for money is so much better, we belong to a couple of wine clubs and find Tesco up there with the selection and price of their wines on offer.

If you wanted to adapt this to a Coq Au Vin (chicken in red wine) all you need to do is add in red instead of white wine. If you prefer a thicker sauce you can include a roux. The beauty of this recipe is that it is fast to prepare and make and while the dish is in the oven you can get on with the vegetables to serve with it.

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Chicken Chasseur Recipe, Classic Chicken Chasseur, Recipe Ideas, Chicken Recipe Ideas,


  • Teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 kg chicken pieces, legs and thighs 
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped into fine cubes
  • 6 cloves of garlic crushed and finely chopped
  • 200ml white wine
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in pan and fry the chicken for five minutes skin down until dark golden brown, turn and fry the other side until the same colour. This is where the rich flavour of the dish comes from. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside into a prepared casserole dish.
  • Discard the oil from the frying pan, but do not scrape the sediment or wash the pan. Place the pan back onto the heat add the vegetables and lightly brown (watch so it doesn’t burn) careful to watch the vegetables as once the garlic has burnt it tastes bitter.
  • Once browned pour the wine into the pan and de-glaze, you should be able to hear and see the wine sizzle which does two things, it burns off the alcohol and lifts the sediment that is caught onto the pan whilst frying the chicken, this adds immense flavour and texture to the sauce. 
  • Once it has reduced by one third add the 600ml of chicken stock allow it to heat up and them pour the entire contents onto the chicken waiting in the casserole dish.
  • Ensure the chicken is not quite covered my the liquid but make sure that all the vegetables are evenly distributed throughout the casserole dish. 
  • Add to the oven at Gas Mark 4 / 180C / 350F for one hour or until the vegetables are cooked through.
  • Serve with mashed potato, crusty bread and green vegetables.

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Chicken Chasseur Recipe, Classic Chicken Chasseur, Recipe Ideas, Chicken Recipe Ideas,

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  1. August 5, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    Looks thoroughly delicious! And so beautifully presented too! 😀

    • August 12, 2015 / 11:11 am

      Thank you so much Sammi, it was a winner with my two picky judges too! 🙂

  2. August 20, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    It's not really for me as I'm vegetarian but if like to try a veggie version with Quorn and vegetable stock.

  3. August 28, 2015 / 6:34 am

    Delicious! And even more so that Autumn is just round the corner! Thank you!

  4. August 28, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    Mmmmm looks so tasty!!

  5. August 28, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    looks delicious! x

  6. August 28, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    It looks great – and unfussy! Love that!

  7. August 28, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    simple but good

  8. Janie McColl
    August 29, 2015 / 10:14 am

    it's a classic that never fails to please

  9. August 29, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    That looks delicious, mine NEVER looks like that, going to try your way/recipe next time x x

  10. September 2, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Looks very tasty, will be trying this out this week. I'm so hungry now!

  11. September 2, 2015 / 4:26 pm

    This is one of my family favourites, I will definately try your recipe

  12. Tracy B
    September 5, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Wow…. this looks divine!

  13. September 6, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    I have a chest infection and really don't have the energy to cook at the moment, I so wish this would jump off the screen for me to eat, it looks great!

  14. September 25, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    My Mum used to make this whe I was a kid. Seeing this has bought back some great tummy memories!! I can't wait to try making it myself now. Wish me luck.

  15. Tracy B
    September 26, 2015 / 9:08 am

    Oh yum! Going to make this next week! Thanks!

  16. September 27, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    Thank you so much for this chicken morrish dish..And it's gluten free which is a bonus for me and it tastes gorgeous..Mmmm

  17. LTabstar
    September 27, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Pinning this for later xx

  18. September 28, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    Wow this looks yummy I'm definitely going to try

  19. September 29, 2015 / 10:01 am

    ooo yummy! must try this recipe thank you x

  20. Pam Francis Gregory
    October 2, 2015 / 9:07 am

    Looks lovely!

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  22. October 4, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    i love chicken chasseur but always used the maggie bags, this sounds yummy!

  23. Tracy B
    October 5, 2015 / 5:33 am

    This reminds me a little of Autumn as a child, my mum often cooked Chicken Chasseur

  24. October 5, 2015 / 9:12 am

    Lovely light dish full of goodness

  25. October 7, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    Looks so yummy it's making me hungry x

  26. October 7, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    an old dish, which is lovely to eat yummy.

  27. October 10, 2015 / 4:56 am

    looks delicious and I like easy recipes. Will see if my fussy likes it 🙂

  28. October 10, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    this looks so great!!