I am plowing through these cookbooks in an effort to get through shelves and clean up a room at a time. That can seem a lofty goal sometimes. Slowly but surely, I will get organized!
The cookbook French by Carole Clements and Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen is #7 in my Cookbook Countdown. I have turned to this book many times and it's among my very favorite cookbooks.
Chicken Chasseur is one of the recipes from this book I've prepared often. Yes, it's that good.
This recipe is a classic, quick to prepare and a true comfort meal.
1/4 cup flour
3 pounds chicken
2 tbsp olive oil
3 small onions
8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
3/4 pounds tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped OR 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
salt and pepper
1. Put flour in plastic bag and season with salt and pepper. One at a time, drop chicken pieces into bag and shake to coat with flour.
2. Heat the oil in a heavy casserole. I used my beloved Le Creusuet. Fry the chicken over medium heat, turning as necessary. Transfer to a dish to keep warm after all pieces are cooked.
3. Pour off all but 1 tbsp. fat from pan. Add onions, mushrooms and garlic. Cook until golden, stirring frequently.
4. Return chicken to casserole and add to the onion mixture. Add wine and bring to near boil, then stir in broth and tomatoes.
5. Reduce heat, cover and simmer over low heat until chicken is tender and juices run clear.
I usually double the mushrooms - they are soooo good.
This is another great recipe from the French cookbook by Carole Clements and Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen.
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