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Chicken Chasseur

Chicken Chasseur Recipe

Chicken breasts braised in robust tomato sauce with sauteed in butter mushrooms. A less known French classic, this chicken dish is quick, easy and delicious. 
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Course: Main
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chicken chasseur
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 230kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 -2 lbs skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 250g/8oz mushrooms cut in half
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 125ml/1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs leaves only
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 150 g/1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes/crushed tomatoes in the US
  • 350ml/ 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • salt to taste


  • In a large pan heat 1 tbsp of oil and brown chicken breasts seasoned with salt and pepper on both sides until golden. You may have to do it in batches to avoid overcrowding. Remove to a plate and set aside until needed. 
  • To the same pan add butter, sliced onions, mushrooms and garlic and saute with a pinch of salt on low heat for 10 minutes. Then add the white wine and let it bubble away for a couple of minutes. 
  • Then add the thyme leaves, bay leaves and tomato paste. Bring the chicken breasts back to the pan together with diced tomatoes and chicken stock, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer covered for 20 minutes, then uncover and cook for 10 minutes longer. If by the end of the cooking time the sauce is too watery let it simmer uncovered to reduce.  


This recipe doesn't include any flour or cornstarch to thicken the sauce. This was done intentionally in order to allow the tomatoes to thicken it naturally.
If the sauce is not to your desired consistency,  feel free to thicken it with 1 tbsp of cornstarch diluted in 2 tbsp of water at the end. 


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 781mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.4mg