French Cooking - Chicken Chasseur
{#7 Cookbook Countdown}

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.

Chicken Chasseur

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.

This is my seventh book in the Cookbook Countdown hosted at Kitchen Flavours. I am sharing this with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.


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Beth F said...

How easy is that? It looks really pretty too. I need to go through and cull my cookbooks too. It seems so overwhelming.

Anonymous said...

I recently (March) culled a huge collection of cookbooks and found stuff I had always meant to make and forgot or didn't have a reason to at the time. I love cookbooks but I am trying to keep my collection under control. It is great to see a French cookbook that is not overly complex. Nice looking dish and simple recipe.

Trish said...

I LOVE mushrooms (as does my husband) but we just can't get my suspicious 3 year old to eat them (luckily she'll pick around them without refusing the meal all together). This looks really delicious and a good way to get my meat loving husband to eat chicken. Side note--can the Le Creusuet go in the oven? I'm looking for a good stove to oven pot.

I'm doing the same with my cookbooks--in fact I'm hosting a monthly link-up for using cookbooks. I don't expect you to remember, but if you do--the next link-up will be the first Saturday in November. You're welcome to leave this link (and any others involving cooking from your cookbooks).

Tina said...

BFR, it wS indeed a challenge just to get started.

Angry Cat, it is a great cookbook and you don't need to be an experienced cook to prepare these recipes. It's a favorite. As for the book, it's hard weeding through so many but I am determined.

Trisha, yes, absolutely, my Le Creuset goes from stove top to oven. I am doing that again tonight for a Martha Stewart recipe. Thanks for the info on your linkup. I will put it in my calendar for sure!

Anita LeBeau said...

Happy everyone in our house loves mushrooms. This sounds delicious!! I want a Le Creuset dish!!!

Debra Eliotseats said...

This does look highly remakable! (And remarkable!) Love that it uses LOTS of mushrooms.

jama said...

Your chicken looks soooooo good! I really should go through my cookbooks and weed some out. Thanks for the inspiration :).

Tina said...

Anita, thanks for stopping by! Oh yes, you would love a Dutch oven like Le Creuset. Great pots.

Debra, I may add extra mushrooms to this recipe as I love the way they taste in this dish.

Do it, Jama! You will be surprised how many or few you actually use some of your books. It's helped me weed some out.

Le laquet said...

I have a Le Creseut-sequence low oval casserole on my Amazon wish list but the plan is to buy myself the real deal in the John Lewis* sale come January. #lust

*THE British department store

Le laquet said...

Le Creseut-esque was what I originally typed ... damn you auto correct 😁 😈

Tina said...

They are amazing cookwares and I love them. Wish I was near you so you could introduce me to that department store

Laurie C said...

That sounds delicious! I love mushrooms, too, so thanks for the idea of doubling the amount!

Tina said...

Laurie, they cook down to such a small amount I just had to double the quantity !

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Tina,
This looks so delicious! I would add on the mushrooms too for most recipes. I love mushrooms and usually, like you said on the comment above, they get cooked down to so little!
Thanks for sharing with CYB!

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