Chicken Chasseur


Serves 4, but if you cook this for fewer people reduce the other ingredients appropriately. French cooking.


chicken portion (quarter) per person, skinned
25 gm
butter (this is a posh recipe)
1 .
Fair Trade Bouquet Garni sachet
medium to large onion chopped fine
200 gm
unsmoked bacon, de-fatted and chopped small
25 gm
plain flour
250 ml
chicken stock
75 ml
FAIRTRADE white wine
200 gm
mushrooms, skinned and sliced
cloves garlic chopped fine
salt and fresh FAIRTRADE black pepper
red pepper diced
30 ml
single cream


Pop the chicken in an ovenproof casserole dish.

Melt the butter and fry the onions and bacon until soft.

Stir in the flour and cook for half a minute or so

Stir in the stock, the wine, the mushrooms, and the chopped garlic.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bring the sauce to the boil and pour over the chicken.

Add the bouquet garni.

Cover and cook in the oven at gas mark 4 (180 °C; 350 °F) for 90 minutes.

Stir in the red pepper and the cream 10 minutes before the end of the cooking.

To serve

Serve with boiled or roast potatoes and green vegetables or carrots.

[Note: If serving with roast potatoes, use the oven at gas mark 6 (200 °C; 400 °F) or 7 and put the Chicken Chasseur in the middle, potatoes at the top].