Chicken Fricassee With Lemon Mustard Sauce

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"From Gourmet 2004, great flavors if you like both lemon and mustard!"

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (777.3 g)
  • Calories 929.7
  • Total Fat - 52.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 23.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 921.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1678.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 8.7 g
  • Protein - 67.2 g
  • Calcium - 161.8 mg
  • Iron - 10.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 32.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 500°F.

Step 2

Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking. While oil is heating, sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, then dredge, 1 piece at a time, in 3/4 cup flour (total), knocking off excess. Brown in 4 batches, turning over occasionally, until golden, 5 to 6 minutes per batch. Transfer to a platter as browned.

Step 3

Stir together carrots, onions, garlic, cream, wine, lemon juice, mustard, thyme, bay leaf, and remaining teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a 5- to 6-quart heavy pot, then bring to a gentle boil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Add chicken (chicken will not be completely submerged) and partially cover pot, then braise in oven 25 minutes.

Step 4

Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and braise 20 minutes more. Transfer chicken to a clean platter and keep warm, loosely covered with foil.

Step 5

Pour cooking liquid through a sieve into a bowl, discarding solids, then stir in water. Melt butter in a 2 1/2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderately low heat, then whisk in remaining 2 tablespoons flour and cook roux, whisking constantly, 3 minutes. Add cooking liquid in a fast stream, whisking vigorously, then cook at a bare simmer, whisking constantly, 5 minutes.

Step 6

Serve chicken with sauce.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

1 Reviews

Daily Inspiration

Delicious and definitely worth the effort. Made as directed; however, I used the sauce as it was when it came out of the oven. Served this chicken with some mashed potatoes and creamed spinach.


(6 Apr 2020)

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