Chicken Chasseur

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"Chasseur means hunter. This dish originally was made with game after a hunt. The Italian version is cacciatore. You can also use a whole fryer, cut into 8 pieces, or a combo of thighs and legs. Serve with mashed potatoes. From "The Food of France"."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (501.3 g)
  • Calories 791.4
  • Total Fat - 62.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 321.1 mg
  • Sodium - 828.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
  • Sugars - 3.5 g
  • Protein - 48 g
  • Calcium - 86.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add half the butter. When butter has melted, add the chicken and saute until both sides are browned (in batches if necessary). Put browned chicken on a plate and keep warm. Pour excess fat out of pan.

Step 2

Melt remaining butter in pan, add the shallots and cook until softened, but not browned. Add mushrooms and cook, covered, over medium heat for 3 minutes.

Step 3

Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

Step 4

Stir in wine, brandy, tomato paste and stock. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat and add the tarragon. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Return chicken to pan, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until chicken is tender and cooked through.

Step 6

Sprinkle with parsley to serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


2 Reviews


Scaled this back to use 6 chicken thighs for 3 of us and it was absolutely delicious made as per recipe and the end result was a wonderful sauce and juicy tender chicken. Thank you Mikekey made for Beverage Anyone? tag game on FFF&F.


review by:
(4 May 2015)


I love this chicken! It was great served with wide egg noodles on the side along with some fresh spinach. A meal much enjoyed by my friend and I. I look forward to the leftovers. Thank you Mikekey for sharing it! Linda


(14 Jan 2015)